Thursday, 3 September 2015

Oh Happy Day - Fingal Gospel Choir/ Music Matters version

SONG INFORMATION - from Wikipedia 

"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 No. 4 in the US and No. 2 in both the UK singles chart and Irish Singles Chart. It has since become a gospel music standard.
The recording is notable for the muted piano, drum and bass backing and the dominant use of the left-hand stereo channel by the lead singer, Dorothy Morrison. 

The song has appeared in many movies, beginning with the German film Seventeen and Anxious in 1970, but most notably Whoopi Goldberg's Sister Act 2,[4] with then-17-year-old Ryan Toby singing lead. The song also appears in Big Momma's House,[5]Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,[6] David LaChapelle's 2005 movie Rize,[7] Robin William's 2007 movie License to Wed.,[8] and in 2010 biographical film produced by Walt Disney Pictures: Secretariat.

 
A version was performed and recorded by Spiritualized on their 1998 live album Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997.

This version of "Oh Happy Day" was arranged by our Assistant Musical Director, Dave Flood, who is also co-Founder & Musical Director of Fingal Gospel Choir 

This was filmed during our Day Out in Kilkenny - Lorna is our soloist 



LYRICS: 

Oh Happy Day (Oh Happy Day) 
Oh Happy Day (Oh Happy Day) 

When Jesus washed (oh when Jesus washed) 
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed) 
He washed my sins away 
Oh happy day 

Oh Happy Day (Oh Happy Day) 
Oh Happy Day (Oh Happy Day) 

When Jesus washed (oh when Jesus washed) 
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed) 
He washed my sins away 
Oh happy day 

He taught me how 
To wash 
Fight and pray 
Oh fight and pray 
And live rejoicing 
Rejoicing every 
Every night and day 
Oh every day! 

Oh Happy Day (Oh Happy Day) 
Oh Happy Day (Oh Happy Day) 

When Jesus washed (oh when Jesus washed) 
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed) 
He washed my sins away 
Oh happy day 

Oh happy day (x4)

Original Content: Oh Happy Day - Fingal Gospel Choir/ Music Matters version

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