Oh Happy Day

The documentary I recently reviewed about the black church included samples of a variety of musical traditions, including gospel songs. One that I particularly like and remember is “Oh Happy Day.” It is a 1967 gospel arrangement of an 18th-century hymn originally written  by clergyman Philip Doddridge.. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching No. 4 on the US singles chart. It has been a gospel music standard ever since. Follow the link below to listen:

“Oh Happy Day” Edwin Hawkins – Anthony Brown w/ FBCG Combined Choir – YouTube

For more gospel music see these posts:

Because He Lives

Hide Thou Me

Elvis Presley gospel music

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About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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