We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

A Better Way

Are you sinning day by day

Author: C. W. Naylor
Tune: [Are you sinning day by day]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you sinning day by day,
More or less upon your way,
Wrong in word, in tho’t and deed?
Still the name of Christ you plead.

There is a better way you should live;
Christ his abundant grace will give,
Make you holy and keep you so,
Help you conquer every foe.

2 Do you leave undone the good,
Do those things no Christian should?
For forgiveness must you pray
At the close of every day? [Refrain]

3 Does a foe within your breast
Bring you sorrow and unrest,
Hinder, trouble, and annoy,
Blight your peace and mar your joy? [Refrain]

4 Do you trust and feel secure,
Soon to doubt and not be sure?
Now a victor, now oppressed,
Now rejoicing, now distressed? [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #16

Author: C. W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you sinning day by day
Title: A Better Way
Author: C. W. Naylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is a better way you should live
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Truth in Song #16

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.