Scripture Verse

This is the day which the Lord hath made. Psalm 118:24


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The Lord’s day; or, Christ’s re­sur­rec­tion, and our sal­va­tion.

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Thomas A. Arne (1710–1778)


This is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the hours His own;
Let Heav’n re­joice, let earth be glad,
And praise sur­round the throne.

Today He rose and left the dead,
And Sa­tan’s em­pire fell;
Today the saints His tri­umphs spread,
And all His won­ders tell.

Hosanna to th’anoint­ed king,
To Da­vid’s ho­ly Son;
Help us, O Lord; des­cend and bring
Salvation from the throne.

Blest be the Lord who comes to men
With mes­sag­es of grace;
Who comes in God His Fa­ther’s name,
To save our sin­ful race.

Hosanna in the high­est strains
The Church on earth can raise;
The high­est heav’ns, in which He reigns
Shall give Him nob­ler praise.