This is the day

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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.
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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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Leigh Powell

For long I thought this praise song to my God and Saviour Jesus Christ was only concerning Sunday, the day Christians set aside for corporate worship.

But today I saw that EVERY day is a day the Lord has made.

In the Genesis true account of creation, the heavens and the earth were created in 6 days, and on the seventh the Lord rested.

In our time, God is still creating, but now creating saved people out of sinners (2 Corinthians 5 verse 17). Every born again Christian is a new creation by God. Their spiritual rebirth (born AGAIN - John 3 verse 3) is a creation of a new life in the family of God. A sinner becomes a child of God by repentance and faith in the gospel (Mark chapter 1).

God loves His people, chosen in Him before the foundation (creation) of the world (Ephesians 1). Repentance is evidenced by a person stopping sinning and unbelief by the help of God (John 15 or 16) and Ephesians 2 verse 7 and 8).

When a born again Christian looks back to the fau of their salvation (which is another consequence of being born again), they may sing 'This is the day I was born again, I was born again). All born again Christians can celebrate TWO birthdays...... their natural birth by their earthly parents AND their spiritual birth by the Holy Spirit, which happens some time AFTER their natural birth.

Finally John 1 verse 12 tells us we are not children of God by outward means, but by the Holy Spirit. Reading the bible, praying, church rituals do not make us children of God. Only birth by the Holy Spirit makes us Christians.


Ezra Josue

Ras Al Khaimah City, United Arab Emirates

This is the exact wordings and lyrics of this hymn, Amen.


Tim Vana

Des Plaines, IL, United States

Not the one I am searching for. The refrain of the hymn I am searching for is: This is the day that the Lord has made, Alleluia

Be glad this day and every day, allelu, alleluia

Part of a verse, the best I can remember, is:

Praises sing to Christ our King, who's risen as He said

From now on, we'll live anew,

As we have been led......


Shannon

Tyler, TX, United States

I learned this song in my early teens. It's so simple and uplifting. It helps get your heart in the right place.


Sara A Heitz

Lehi, UT, United States

Psalm 118:24


Anonymous

United States

What Bible verse is this taken from?


Garry Mupas

Yucaipa, CA, United States

"Thank You, DAD, for giving use this day to REJOICE and be GLAD in it!" ☺️


Mary White

Limerick

Who wrote this great piano version? Would love to get my hand on it!


Pliny V . Fondevilla

Azusa, CA, United States

What a wonderful hymn that bespeaks about the perfect GOODness of the Lord our God. Sing this as often as you could. Praise God, Ammmmmmmmmennnnnnnnnnn!


Christina Carbo

Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

Napakaganda nitong tugtog na ito hindi ako nagsasawa.