O Happy Day When We Shall Stand

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1 O happy day when we shall stand
Amid the heav'nly throng,
And sing with hosts from ev'ry land
The new celestial song,
The new celestial song.

2 O blessed day! From far and near
The servants of the Lord
Shall meet the ransomed millions there
Who heard God's saving Word,
Who heard God's saving Word.

3 O what a mighty, rushing flood
Of love that will not cease,
Shall roll about the throne of God
In joy and endless peace,
In joy and endless peace!

4 God, may Thy bounteous grace inspire
Our hearts so that we may
All join the heav'nly, white-robed choir
Upon that glorious day,
Upon that glorious day.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #590

Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels

Wexels, Wilhelm Andreas. (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, 1797--May 14, 1866, Oslo, Norway). Lutheran. After studies in Copenhagen and Christiana (Oslo), became catechist and curate of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Christiana. Preached against the inroads of rationalism, emphasizing the need for spiritual revival. Church historians claim that his ministry was the turning point in the Church of Norway. Failed in his attempt to give Norway a hymnal, but many of his hymns survived. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Translator: George Taylor Rygh

(no biographical information available about George Taylor Rygh.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O happy day, when we shall stand Amid the heavenly throne
Title: O Happy Day When We Shall Stand
Norwegian Title: O t├Žnk, naar engang samles skal
Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Translator: George Taylor Rygh
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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