8309. O Happy Day, When First Was Poured

1 O happy day, when first was poured
The blood of our redeeming Lord!
O happy day, when first began
His sufferings for sinful man!

2 Just entered on this world of woe,
His blood already learned to flow;
His future death was thus expressed,
And thus His early love confessed.

3 From Heaven descending to fulfill
The mandates of His Father’s will,
E’en now behold the victim lie,
The Lamb of God, prepared to die!

4 Lord, circumcise our hearts, we pray,
Our fleshly natures purge away;
Thy name, Thy likeness may they bear:
Yea, stamp Thy holy image there!

5 O Lord, the virgin born, to Thee
Eternal praise and glory be,
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: O happy day, when first was poured
Title: O Happy Day, When First Was Poured
Latin Title: Felix dies quem proprio
Author: Sebastien Besnault
Translator: John Chandler
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Paris Breviary, 1736; Tr.: Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ANGELUS by Georg Joseph
Tune Information
Composer: Daniel Vetter (1713)
Adapter: Johann S. Bach
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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