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O Happy Day
Words by Philip Doddridge
Music by Edward F. Rimbault

2 Chronicles 15:12
"And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;"

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

            Chorus
            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!

          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.

            Chorus
            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!

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

            Chorus
            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!

          Now rest, my long divided heart;
          Fixed on this blissful center, rest;
          Nor ever from my Lord depart,
          With Him of ev'ry good possessed.

            Chorus
            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!


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