O happy, happy day, When old things passed away

O happy, happy day, When old things passed away

Author: John Lawley
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O happy, happy day
When old things passed away,
There where the Saviour died for me!
I knew my sins forgiven
And had a sight of Heaven,
There where the Saviour died for me.

Refrain:
There where the Saviour died for me;
There where the Saviour died for me;
I saw the cleansing flow
That washes white as snow,
There where the Saviour died for me.

2 I laid my burden down,
And started for the crown,
There where the Saviour died for me.
My soul was free at last,
My sins behind him cast,
There where the Saviour died for me.

3 ‘Twas there I learnt to pray
And found the narrow way,
There where the Saviour died for me.
I saw his blessèd face
And joined the heavenly race,
There where the Saviour died for me.

4 He wiped away my tears
And drove away my fears,
There where the Saviour died for me.
He whispered: Go in peace;
And bade my struggling cease,
There where the Saviour died for me.

5 Though Hell should me assail,
Through prayer I shall prevail,
There where the Saviour died for me.
I never need retreat,
Nor suffer a defeat,
There where the Saviour died for me.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #366

Author: John Lawley

Born: December 31, 1859, Foulden, Norfolk, England. Died: September 9, 1922, Watford, Hertfordshire, England. At his memorial service, Salvation Army General Bramwell Booth said, "He sang his way through this life and he will sing his way through Eternity." Buried: Abney Park Cemetery, London, England. Son of farm worker John Lawley, young John worked on farms until his family moved to Bradford, where he became an "engine-lad." He came to a Christ at a meeting in Pullan’s Theater in Bradford, and a few months later became a Christian Missions evangelist. He wrote his first Gospel song in 1878 while serving at Jarrow-on-Tyne. He went on to work at Salvation Army (SA) corps and divisions, with SA founder William Booth for over 20… Go to person page >

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First Line: O happy, happy day, When old things passed away
Author: John Lawley
Refrain First Line: There where the Savior died for me

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