O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice ~ Hymn

O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice

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.


Words: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in 1755; re­frain from Wes­ley­an Sac­red Harp, 1854. Prince Al­bert of Bri­tain re­quest­ed this hymn be sung at his childr­en’s con­firm­a­tion.

We sang this song at Baptism services growing up.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice ~ Hymn

  1. O Happy Day – what a testimony … What a joy! We just sang it at our Wednesday Bible Study – such a happy song. Thank you for your blog … I do enjoy it!

  2. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Thanks for sharing Philip Doddridge’s fine song of testimony. I love the way our hymns connect the church, over the centuries. We share the same joy in Christ that believers had three hundred years ago, when this hymn was written. Paul talks about “the family [of God] in heaven and earth” (Eph. 3:14-15). We have true unity with them all, in Christ. God bless.

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