O Happy Day
June 11, 2006
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Our daughter Janine was baptized this morning by the Kalamazoo River at Historic Bridge Park near Battle Creek, Michigan, presided over by Pastor Tom Schwartz and Elder Eldon Christophel. This is a (rare!) family picture of us all together: Will, Bess and Mark Fitzgerald, Janine Fitzgerald in front. She was baptized along with eight other youth from our church. Leanell Schwartz taught the baptism preparation class.
O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray, and live rejoicing every day
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.