O, Happy Day

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1 Prepared by thine almighty power,
O Lord, our Maker, Saviour, King,
And brought to see this happy hour,
We come thy praises here to sing.

Happy day, happy day!
Here in thy courts we'll gladly stay,
And at thy footstool humbly pray
That thou wouldst take our sins away.
Happy day, happy day!
When Christ shall wash our sins away!

2 We praise thee for thy constant care,
For life preserved, for mercies given;
Oh, may we still these mercies share,
And taste the joys of sins forgiven. [Chorus]

3 We praise thee for the joyful news
Of pardon through a Saviour's blood;
O Lord, incline our hearts to choose
The way to happiness and God. [Chorus]

4 And when on earth our days are done,
Grant, Lord, that we at length may join,
Teachers and scholars, round thy throne,
The song of Moses and the Lamb. [Chorus]

Source: The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #77

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Preserved by thine almighty power
Title: O, Happy Day
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy day, happy day, here in Thy courts we gladly stay
Copyright: Public Domain


HAPPY DAY (Rimbault)

William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976), p. 161, wrote as follows: Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s Wesleyan Sacred Harp (Boston, 1854), set to “Jesus, my All, to heaven is gone” with the present refrain, “Happy day, happy day, When Jesus washed my sins away!…

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Instances (1 - 72 of 72)
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A Collection of Sabbath School Hymns #25

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #804

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a366

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa366

Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d77

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #69

Anniversary Hymns #d66

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Bible School Hymns and Sacred Songs for Sunday Schools and Other Religious Services #4a

Children's Praise #d116

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Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School #130

Fruits and Flowers #d115

Glad Tidings #d70

Happy Voices #d160

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #289

Hymns for Sabbath School Use #d25

Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d127

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a615

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d213

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d44

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d358

Linden Harp #d121

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Linden Harp #81

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d156

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #289

Oriola #d185

Oriola #d184

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #50c

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection #86

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d669

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Revival Songs #225

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d212

Sabbath School Trumpet #d73

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #145

Select Hymns for the use of the Mission School of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church #d88

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Select Songs for the Singing Service #278

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Select Songs for the Sunday School #278

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #24

Songs of Praise for Sabbath Schools and Families. New ed. #d53

Sunday School Hymn Book #d347

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #366

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d141

The Army Hymn Book #d67

The Army Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d84

The Canadian Warbler #d118

The Christian Lyre #d332

The Church Hymn Book #d789

The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d100

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #28

The Gem #d117

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d163

The Imperial Harmony #d220

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The Jubilee Harp #615

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #77

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #60b

The Revival Music Book #d54

The Sabbath Chimes #d215

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The Sabbath School Bell #41

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d138

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d221

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The Sabbath School Minstrel #102

The Sabbath School Timbrel ... On the Same Notation as "The Timbrel of Zion" #d61

The Soldier's Hymn Book #d49

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The Sunday-School Music Book #2

The Temple Harp #d265

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d298

The Voice of Praise #d212

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d89

Union Hymnal and music #d17

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Young Singer's Friend #119

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