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