O happy day that fixed my choice

O happy day that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
  Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing every day;
Happy day, happy day,
  When Jesus washed my sins away!
’Tis done—the great transaction’s done;
I am my Lord’s, and He is mine;
He drew me and I followed on,
Rejoiced to own the call divine.
Now rest, my long-divided heart,
Fixed on this blissful center, rest;
Here have I found a nobler part,
Here heav’nly pleasures fill my breast.
High heav’n that hears 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.



Ademola Adebayo

Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

I thank God for this hymn. It is very wonderful for me to know that all my sins have been washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. This is the greatest gift I can think of. This hymn was playing in my mind this morning. This was an answer to prayer, because last week was a difficult one at work. I thank God that in about 55 years time (May be sooner) all that will be on my mind is to praise Him and glorify Him forever.

Ajayi Abiodun

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks for this hymn, always fresh. Steve, thanks for that stanza you referred to in your comment, it's so beautiful. The Lord Jesus bless us all.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Philip Doddridge was the youngest of 20 children! He was considered too sickly to live. His parents died when he was only a teenager, but he was taken in by a minister who nurtured him in spiritual matters. Doddridge became a pastor, an educator, a hymnwriter, and an author. He wrote his hymns to illustrate his sermons and taught them to his congregation after he finished preaching.


The original last line of stanza #2 above says:

Charmed to confess the voice divine.


There is an additional stanza following stanza #1:

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.

Olufisayo Adebanji

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This song takes me to the realm of the spirit each time I sing, hear, or meditate on it. whoever composed this song was really inspired by the Holy Spirit... the song says it all.

Jon Wish

Bellefontaine, OH, United States

What a God honoring praise! I first heard this song at a father/daughter reatreat and just found it on this site. What a blessed addition to our family worship!

George Attah

Bronx, New York, United States

Very Christo-centric song, I love it. God, Your name shall ever be praised.

Isaac Alaka

Nairobi, Kenya

The Spirit of God brought this beautiful hymn to me this morning, and I thank God for this hymn is to me an assurance that I am the Lord's and He is mine. Glory and Honor and Praises and Power and Majesty be unto our Lord and God, the ALMIGHTY. May the Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.



Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

I never grew up with my father. Now I do understand what it means to have a father as God has been the utmost Father to me. He made provision for my sins to be erased long before I was born so that I could be reconciled to Him. Today the song came to my mind and later on in the day a total stranger came up to me and sang it. My heart is no longer divided but at peace, total rest, knowing that I am His and He is mine.

Ese Atiyota

Lagos, Nigeria

Shows me that I am just a sinner saved by his Grace. I am so Happy, Rejoicing evermore. Great to realize I belong to the Great King!