This is the day

1
This is the day, this is the day.
That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice,
And be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day
That the Lord has made.
2
We are the sons, we are the sons,
Of the living God, of the living God.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice,
And be glad in Him, and be glad in Him.
We are the sons of the living God.
We will rejoice and be glad in Him.
We are the sons, we are the sons
    Of the living God.
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John

Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Yesterday was our Sunday School picnic. We were able to hold it in an underpriviledged area where hundreds of families and many hundreds of kids from all over the world live. We had an open mike where the kids could shout out their names and anything that was on their hearts. Little 7 year old Tabitha stepped up to the mike in the midst of the scrum and sang "This is the day the Lord has made". Thank you Tabitha for touching our hearts and reminding us that we can rejoice because "this is the day that the Lord has made..."

Signed,

Those gathered to the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Ruthanne DeWolfe

Evanston, Illinois, United States

Sometimes my faith waivers, and then I hear this Psalm and, once again, I recover my trust in our loving God. The Psalms give me such comfort in these unloving times. Has it always been this way? Is it the "human condition" to blame the unloved for their unlovedness, their poverty on a poverty of commitment. If God were not with me to succor me in hard times, to let me know that as a whole world of evolving humans we will at the end attain His goal for us, to be "one people" who care about each other as much as we care about ourselves I don't know how I could go on.

With love to all,

Ruthanne


Mary Yong

Adelaide, Australia

Tomorrow might never come, yesterday has passed, praise the Lord that we still have TODAY to build up our practical and present experience of Christ!


Emma

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rejoice, because we are really the sons of the living GOD. Amen and Amen!


Lloyd Claycomb

Almostcanada, Montana, United States

Thank you, Steve, for your added scripture words to this song. My family and I are going to memorize it as well! Praise God for His greatness and goodness to us! This is indeed a day to be glad and rejoice because He has blessed us with life!


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Psalm 118 is my favorite psalm now. I put the whole psalm to this tune. Here are the 2 verses (vv 22-23) which precede v24, which is verse 1 of this song.

This is the Stone, this is the Stone,

the builders refused, the builders refused.

It’s become Head, it’s become Head

of gentiles and Jews, of gentiles and Jews.

This is the stone the builders refused.

It’s become Head of gentiles and Jews.

This came from the Lord. Wonderful

it is in our eyes.

The verses following v24 (vv 25-27) are:

Hosanna Lord! Make prosperous!

He comes in name of the Lord is bless’d.

We have blessed you from the Lord’s house.

The Lord, He is God and shined light to us.

The sacrifice which is for this feast,

bind it with cords ‘till altar it meets.

Bind it with cords until the horns,

horns of the altar.


Lynne Baggett

Evansville, IN, United States

This was my dad's favorite song to sing while leading Sunday School (for the adults)!!! He died 4 years ago, so the memory of him singing this will always have a special place in my heart!


kelly

London, United Kingdom

I like this song because it tells me that Jesus is coming soon.


Indayruth

Bristol, London, United Kingdom

Praise the Lord. I loved this song for last 30 years. God chose me before the foundation of the world and created me/us and called us and God redeemed me and dispensed into me. Praise the Lord. H'ss worthy to be thanked. One body, one Christ, one city, one church.


jayma singueo

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

Praise the Lord. We need to rejoice that we are the many sons of the living God.