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[O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)

[O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)

Composer (attributed to): Edward F. Rimbault (1854)
Published in 244 hymnals


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Composer (attributed to): Edward F. Rimbault

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Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): Edward F. Rimbault (1854)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 with refrain
Incipit: 51235 12334 32132
Key: F Major
Source: William McDonald's Wesleyan Sacred Harp
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

This tune is likely the work of the composers named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976) writes 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!” Doddridge’s hymn was given as an alternate text. It is quite possible that the tune was known prior to this date and appeared in earlier collections. McCutchan indicates that the hymn tune refrain is from a song by Edward F. Rimbault, entitled “Happy Land.” More than likely the rest of the tune was the work of some anonymous musician or musicians.” (p.161)

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #439
Text: O Happy Day That Fixed My Choice
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #457
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The Cyber Hymnal #4944
Text: O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice
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Timeless Truths #1106
Text: O Happy Day
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The United Methodist Hymnal #391
Text: O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice
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Worship and Rejoice #368
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African American Heritage Hymnal #359

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #439

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #574

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #457

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #297

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Hymns of Faith #214

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #275

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Sing Joyfully #350

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Small Church Music #459

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #212

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The Celebration Hymnal #498

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The Cyber Hymnal #4944

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #532

The New National Baptist Hymnal #246

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The United Methodist Hymnal #391

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The Worshiping Church #504

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Timeless Truths #1106

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Worship and Rejoice #368

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ترانيم الإيمان #134

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نظم المرامير #115

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نظم المرامير #144

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نظم المرامير #167

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نظم المرامير #218

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نظم المرامير #427

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نظم المرامير #434

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #227

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