This is the day (Garrett)

This is the day. Les Garrett* (1943- ). Garrett’s account is that it ‘was given to us in Brisbane, Australia, in 1967. At the time we were having a very hard time, really going through a valley. Then one morning the Lord gave this song to us from Psalm 118: 24’ (Adams, 1992, p. 256). Stanza 1 was published in Garrett’s Scripture in Song (Brisbane, 1967). It became widely known after its publication in Sounds of Living Waters (1974). Various additions to the text have been made, most commonly the two stanzas commemorating Easter and Pentecost: ‘This is the day when he rose again’ and ‘This is the day when the Spirit came’. The Psalter Hymnal Handbook gives another example: ‘These are our...

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