O Happy Day When We Shall Stand   3 comments

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Above:  Saint John on Patmos

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Original Words (1846) by Wilhelm Andreas Wexels (1797-1866)


English Translation by the Reverend George Alfred Taylor Rygh (1860-1943)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage



1.  O happy day when we shall stand

Amid the heav’nly throng,

And sing with hosts from ev’ry land

The new celestial song.

2.  O blessed day!  From far and near

The servants of the Lord

Shall meet the ransom’d millions there

Who heard God’s saving word.

3.  O what a mighty, rushing flood

Of love without surcease,

Shall roll about the throne of God

In joy and endless peace.

4.  God, may Thy bounteous grace inspire

Our hearts so that we may

All join the heav’nly, white-rob’d choir

Upon that glorious day.

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