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299. Oh, day by day each Christian child

1 Oh, day by day each Christian child
Has much to do, without, within;
A death to die for Jesus' sake,
A weary way to wage with sin.

2 When deep within our welling hearts,
The thoughts of pride and anger rise,
When bitter words are on our tongues,
And tears of passion in our eyes;

3 Then we may stay the angry blow,
Then we may check the hasty word,
Give gentle answers back again,
And fight a battle for our Lord.

4 With smiles of peace and looks of love,
Light in our dwellings we may make,
Bid kind good-humor brighten there
And do all still for Jesus' sake.

5 There's not a child so weak and small
But has his little cross to take,
His little work of love and praise,
That he may do for Jesus' sake.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, day by day each Christian child
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: Conflict; Holiness; Christian Work
Notes: Mrs. C. F. Alexander, 1850.
Tune Information
Composer: J. A. P. Schulz
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Norwegian tune name: Her komme dine arme Smaa

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