1 Day by day I trust my guiding
To the Shepherd of my soul,
Day by day I look for pardon
To the One who made me whole;
Day by day I ask for wisdom
From the Fount of truth and light,
Day by day my joy grows greater
As I feel His presence bright.
Glory and grace each day;
Glory and grace for aye;
Grace and glory is my portion
From the Saviour day by day.
2 Day by day I trust for manna
To sustain my heav’n-born life,
Day by day my Saviour helps me
In the struggle and the strife;
Day by day He leads me onward
Where the living waters flow,
Day by day my soul is satisfied
With Jesus here below. [Refrain]
3 Day by day the way grows brighter
As I near the golden shore,
Day by day my load seems lighter
Than it was the day before;
Day by day my love increases
As by faith I see the Lord,
Day by day my steps lead upward
To my Saviour and my God. [Refrain]
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers, Florida.
Martin was pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891-4); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894-1900); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (near Boston; at the time of his arrival there it was noted he was from “Bluffton, Indiana”); and the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, from 1912 until his death.
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