O HAPPY day that fixed my choice

On Thee, my Saviour 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 teaches me 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 my 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;

Nor ever from thy Lord depart,

With Him of every good possest.


High Heaven, that heard that solemn vow,

That vow renewed shall daily hear;

Till in life’s latest hour I bow,

And bless in death a bond so dear.


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