O HAPPY day, that fixed my choice
   On Thee, my Saviour and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
    And tell its raptures all abroad.
2  O, happy bond, that seals my vows
    To Him Who merits all my love!
Let cheerful anthems fill His house,
    Resounding to His courts above.
3  ’Tis done! the great transaction’s done;
    I am my Lord’s, and He is mine;
He drew me, and I followed on,
    Charmed to confess the voice divine.
4  Now rest, my long-divided heart,
    Fixed on this blissful centre, rest;
Nor ever from the Lord depart,
    With Him of every good possessed.
5  High Heaven, that heard 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.
Philip Doddridge, 1702-51