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Words by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751); Refrain anonymous, 1755Tune: HAPPY DAY by Edward F. Rimbault, 1854Key signature: F major (1 flat)Meter: 184.108.40.206.(L.M.) with RefrainPublic Domain1. 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 ev’ry day: Happy day, happy day, When Jesus washed my sins away!2. 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.3. It’s 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.4. Now rest, my longdivided heart, Fixed on this blissful center, rest; Nor ever from my Lord depart; With Him of ev’ry good possessed.
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