¡Feliz el dia!

Translator: Thmas M. Westrup

Thomas Martin Westrup moved with his family from London to Mexico when he was fifteen years old. He translated hundreds of hymns and, along with his son, Enrique, published a three-volume hymnal Incienso Christiano. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: ¡Feliz el dia en que escogi servirte, mi Señor y Dios!
Title: ¡Feliz el dia!
English Title: O happy day that fixed my choice
Translator: Thmas M. Westrup
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: ¡Soy feliz!
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

[O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)

This tune is likely the work of the composers named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976) writes as follows: “Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s Wesleyan Sacred Harp (Boston, 1854),…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Himnario Adventista #330

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #346

Himnario Bautista #442

Himnario de Alabanza Evangélica #442

Exclude 3 pre-1979 instances
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