Christ My Song - 935
Oh happy day! when first we felt - Oh happy day!
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Oh happy day!
2. Oh happy day! when first thy love
began our grateful hearts to move;
and, gazing on thy wondrous cross,
we saw all else as worthless dross.
3. Oh happy day! when we no more
shall grieve thee, whom our souls adore;
when sorrows, conflicts, fears, shall cease,
and all our trials end in peace.
4. Oh happy day! when we shall see
and fix our longing eyes on thee –
on thee, our Light, our Life, our Love,
our A l l below, our Heaven above.
5. Oh, happy day of cloudless light!
eternal day without a night!
Lord, when shall we its dawning see,
and spend it all in praising thee?
6. Come, Saviour, come; oh, quickly come!
take us, thy waiting people, home;
we long to stand around thy throne,
and know thee as ourselves are known.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 60-61.