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This is the day the Lord hath made

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1 This is the day the Lord has made;
He calls the hours His own;
let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,
and praise surround the throne.

2 Today he rose and left the dead,
and Satan's empire fell;
today the saints His triumphs spread,
and all His wonders tell.

3 Hosanna to th'anointed King,
to David's holy Son.
help us, O LORD, descend and bring
salvation from Your throne.

4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to us
with messages of grace;
who comes, in God His Father's name,
to save our sinful race.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #178

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Notes

This is the day the Lord hath made, He calls the hours His Own. I. Watts. [Easter-day, or Sunday.] First published in his Psalms of David, 1719, p. 309, as a paraphrase of a portion of the 118th Psalm, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Hosanna; the Lord's Day; or, Christ's Resurrection, and our Salvation." It is in several collections and usually unaltered and unabbreviated. In the Hymnary, 1872, the cento "Behold the tomb its prey restores," is composed of stanza i. new, ii.-iv. from this by Watts, slightly altered, and v. new. It is a successful hymn for Sunday.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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ARLINGTON (Arne)


GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #358
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The Cyber Hymnal #6648
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Small Church Music #3847
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The United Methodist Hymnal #658
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Instances

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #7Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #760
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #358TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #150TextPage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #592
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #225TextPage Scan
Church Family Worship #201
Common Praise (1998) #373TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #9Text
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #677TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #32TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #681Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Great Songs of the Church #18
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #50Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #642
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #22
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #577
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #264
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #379Text
Hymns to the Living God #178TextPage Scan
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #69Text
Lutheran Service Book #903TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #200Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #230TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #118ETextPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #128TextPage Scan
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #70
Singing the Faith #151
Small Church Music #1339Audio
Small Church Music #3448Audio
Small Church Music #3847Audio
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #43
The Christian Harmony: in the seven-syllable character note system of music;... 2010 Revised Edition #70A
The Cyber Hymnal #6648TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #257
The United Methodist Hymnal #658TextFlexscoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #368
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #389TextPage Scan
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