Sunday Praise & Worship | Oh Happy Day – Aretha Franklin Feat: Mavis Staples

Oh Happy Day” is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching US #4 and UK #2 on the pop charts. It has since become a gospel music standard.

Edwin Hawkins’ funk style arrangement of the hymn “Oh Happy Day” has a long pedigree: It began as a hymn written in the mid-18th century (“Oh happy day that fixed my choice”) by English clergyman Phillip Doddridge (based on Acts 8:35) set to an earlier melody (1704) by J. A. Freylinghausen. By the mid-19th century it had been given a new melody by Edward F. Rimbault and was commonly used for baptismal or confirmation ceremonies in the UK and USA. The 20th century saw its adaptation from 3/4 to 4/4 time and this new arrangement by Hawkins, which contains the repeated refrain only (all of the original verses being omitted).

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71 Responses to Sunday Praise & Worship | Oh Happy Day – Aretha Franklin Feat: Mavis Staples

  1. Folks who invaded & stole Native land want a wall to keep others out. Now that’s rich!

  2. Ametia says:
  3. Ametia says:

    WORD! And #45 POS can keep PBO’s name out of his FILTHY, ROTTEN MOUTH.

    Deflect, distract, and blame, soulless POS

  4. He can go to hell. ALL that PAIN black people suffered at the hands of police in #Ferguson & Facebook sold ads to sow racial division.

  5. Just another disaster waiting to happen to the already suffering…..God help!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      The people employed are not receiving a living wage.

      Whether fast food workers or abjunct professors, too many are given temporary status that does not reach enough hours per week to qualify for health insurance and benefits.

      Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe, “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now” is an urgent, illuminating look at globalization as seen through the eyes of workers-activists: small farmers, fast-food servers, retail workers, hotel housekeepers, home-healthcare aides, airport workers, and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage.

  6. This is why I can’t stand David Axelrod. I wish he’d shut the fuck up. There is more than enough to impeach this scum. We can never normalize his destructive treasonous behavior.

    • rikyrah says:

      No case?
      Phuck Outta Here
      We are talking about TREASON AGAINST THIS COUNTRY!!

    • Ametia says:

      Have a stadium full of seats, Axelrod.

      • eliihass says:

        Just a peek into the general mindset, warped projections, biases and skewed perspectives of the not so slick racially ‘privileged’ opportunists who routinely mistreated and endlessly disrespected, disregarded, diminished and dismissed the Princeton and Harvard educated historic First Lady – the black wife of 25+ years of the historic president they hitched their wagons to for self-profit..

        And Axelrod is said to have been one of the ‘nicer’ ones..

        Imagine that..

  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. 😃

    I try not to forget that each day is a gift and blessing from the Lord. I am grateful and thankful.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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