What a happy day

1
What a happy day
When I no more could turn away,
When Jesus took my heart from the black of night
Into the kingdom of His light.
2
Now my life’s begun,
The “really life” that’s in the Son.
No more am I enthralled by earth’s empty dreams;
Deep in me flows a living stream.
3
As I turn to Him
He fills me with His life within.
His life becomes my life in reality;
Oh, hallelujah, He’s in me!
4
I just love You, Lord,
With other loves, You break the cord.
You’ll be my life for all eternity;
You are the only One for me.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

This is a joyful simple song.

I have a problem with the 2nd line of the 4th stanza:

"with other loves You break the cord."

The Lord is to be our first love. Other loves should be subservient to His.

We don't want to pray for the Lord to break the cord of our love for our wife, children or friends. That would be a terrible prayer to be answered.

I would change stanza 4 line 2 to:

With worldly loves You break the cord.


Jared Huang

Austin, Texas, United States

You’ll be my life for all eternity;

You are the only One for me.


Muhan Samuel Yu

Austin, TX, United States

I just love You, Lord,

With other loves, You break the cord.

You’ll be my life for all eternity;

You are the only One for me!


Ann

Seattle, WA, United States

He fills me with His life within.


Angela Oliva

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

You are the only One for me. Oh, hallelujah, He’s in me! Deep in me flows a living stream. Into the kingdom of His light!


Jade H

Anaheim, California, United States

All time favorite hymn!


William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

I just love You Lord. I cannot turn away from You today, because You're the "really life" that flowing in my spirit as a living stream! Your life becomes my life in reality... You are the only one for me! As long as I gain You, every day is a happy day!!


Pearl

Liverpool, United Kingdom

When we turn He fills us.

Marvellous!


Chris

Fargo, ND, United States

What a simple and profound prayer. We just love You Lord. His life becomes my life...in reality!


Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Thank You Lord for taking us out of the darkness and into Your Light!