Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful
words of the "This is the Day that the Lord Has Made" lyrics, Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748),
was born in Southampton, England and
achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "This is the Day that the Lord Has Made", Thomas Augustine Arne (March 12, 1710-March 5, 1778),
was born in London, England and
became famous as a musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: This is the Day that the Lord Has Made
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674
to November 25, 1748)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Augustine Arne (March 12, 1710 to
March 5, 1778)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "This is the day the Lord hath made; He calls the hours His own"
First Publication Date:
This is the Day that the Lord Has Made Lyrics
This is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the hours His own;
Let Heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround the throne.
Today He rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell;
Today the saints His triumphs spread,
And all His wonders tell.
Hosanna to th'anointed king,
To David's holy Son;
Help us, O Lord; descend and bring
Salvation from Thy throne.
Blest be the Lord, who comes to men
With messages of grace;
Who comes in God His Father's name,
To save our sinful race.
Hosanna in the highest strains
The Church on earth can raise;
The highest heav'ns, in which He reigns,
Shall give Him nobler praise.