Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

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Thomas A. Arne
(1710–1778)

Lyrics

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.