Nursery Rhymes

O Happy Day

O Happy Day Lyrics and Music

The illuminating words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "O happy day, that fixed my choice On Thee, my Savior and my God" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "O Happy Day" hymn were written by its English author Philip Doddridge. The author of the hymn, Philip Doddridge, was born on June 26, 1702 and died on October 26, 1751. The name of the composer of the invigorating music that accompanies the "O Happy Day" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time. We have placed "O Happy Day" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and long-established church hymn.

O Happy Day Hymn
Title: O Happy Day *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Philip Doddridge *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating words of the "O Happy Day" lyrics, Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702-October 26, 1751), was born in London, England and achieved fame as a Hymn writer and pastor of an independent congregation for dissenting ministers.

O Happy Day Lyrics

O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.

Refrain

Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray, and live rejoicing every day
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.

O happy bond, that seals my vows
To Him who merits all my love!
Let cheerful anthems fill His house,
While to that sacred shrine I move.

Refrain

'Tis done: the great transaction's done!
I am the Lord's and He is mine;
He drew me, and I followed on;
Charmed to confess the voice divine.

Refrain

Now rest, my long divided heart,
Fixed on this blissful center, rest.
Here have I found a nobler part;
Here heavenly pleasures fill my breast.

Refrain

High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear,
Till in life's latest hour I bow
And bless in death a bond so dear.

Refrain

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O Happy Day
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702 to October 26, 1751)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O happy day, that fixed my choice On Thee, my Savior and my God"
First Publication Date: 1755

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