698. O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice

1 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.

2 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.

3 '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.

4 Now rest, my long-divided heart;
Fixed on this blissful center, rest;
With ashes who would grudge to part,
When called on angels' bread to feast?

5 High heav'n, 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.

Text Information
First Line: O happy day, that fixed my choice
Title: O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:10
Topic: The Christian Life: Peace and Joy; Evangelistic; Faith: Confession of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas B. Southgate (1855)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major

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