1 This is the day the Lord hath made;
the hours are all God's own.
Let heaven rejoice; let earth be glad,
and praise surround the throne.
2 Hosanna to the anointed King,
to David's holy Son!
Help us, O Lord; descend and bring
salvation from the throne.
3 Blest be the Lord, who comes in power
with messages of grace,
who comes in this accepted hour
to save our sinful race.
4 Hosanna in the highest strains
the church on earth can raise!
The highest heavens in which God reigns
shall now resound with praise.
|First Line:||This is the day the Lord hath made|
|Title:||This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made (Psalm 118)|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1719, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 118; Genesis 1:3-5; Exodus 20:8-11; Leviticus 23:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:31; Psalm 38:22; Psalm 96:11; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 12:8; Matthew 21:5; Matthew 21:9; Mark 11:9; Ephesians 2:4-6; 2 Timothy 2:8|
|Topic:||Celebrating Time; The Church; Evening(4 more...)|
|Name:||NUN DANKET ALL' UND BRINGET EHR'|
|Composer:||Johann Crüger (1647 c.)|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
These stanzas provide Watts’s paraphrase of Psalm 118:24–29 (minus a stanza he inserted about Easter and Pentecost as part of his effort to Christianize the Psalms). They are set to a tune composed for and named by a Paul Gerhardt text, “Now Let All Thank and Bring Honor.”
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|