Day by day we magnify thee

Day by day we magnify thee

Author: John Ellerton
Tune: SLINGSBY (Carter)
Published in 55 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Day by day we magnify Thee,
When our hymns in school we raise;
Daily work begun and ended,
With the daily voice of praise.

2 Day by day we magnify thee
When as each new day is born,
On our knees at home we bless Thee
For the mercies of the morn.

3 Day by day we magnify Thee
In our hymns before we sleep;
Angels hear them, watching by us,
Christ's dear lambs all night to keep.

4 Day by day we magnify Thee
Not in words of praise alone;
Truthful lips and meek obedience
Show Thy glory in Thine own.

5 Day by day we magnify Thee
When, for Jesus' sake, we try,
Every wrong to bear with patience,
Every sin to mortify.

6 Day by day we magnify Thee
Till our days on earth shall cease,
Till we rest from these our labours,
Waiting for Thy Day in peace!

7 Then, on that eternal morning,
With Thy great redeemed host,
May we fully magnify Thee
Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Source: The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #636

Author: John Ellerton

John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day by day we magnify thee
Author: John Ellerton
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Day by day we magnify Thee. J. Ellerton. [Praise—-Children's Hymn.] Written to be sung daily at the opening of a National School in Brighton, and published, in 1858, in the author's Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, from whence it passed into Church Hymns, 1871, Thring's Collectionslightly altered), the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, and other hymnals. In the Church Praise Book, N.Y., 1882, stanzas iv.-viii. are given anonymously as No. 93. Original text in Church Hymns, No. 568.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

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50 Hymns and Tunes #26

A Church of England Hymn Book #597

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d38

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #87

Angelic Songs #d39

Carmina for Social Worship #d44

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #14

Church Hymns with Tunes #568

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Church Hymns #616

Full Salvation Hymnal #d31

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #71

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Gloria #157

Harmony in Praise #d37

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d45

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #6

Hymns for Today #d38

Hymns of the Centuries #d48

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #487

Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d43

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Hymns of Worship and Service #22

Junior Church School Hymnal #d25

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Little Pilgrim Songs #75

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #60

Primary Exercises for Sunday Schools #d4

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Singing on the Way #145a

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Songs for Sunday Schools and How to Use Them #5

Songs of praise #399

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d65

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #20

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Sursum Corda #105

The Alleluia #d46

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The Alleluia #27

The American Hymnal #d102

The Book of Praise #716

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d44

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #129

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The Christian Hymnal #468

The Church Hymnal #d75

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The Church Hymnal Revised #636

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The Church Praise Book #93

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d43

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #867

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The New Alleluia #182a

The New Children's Hymnal #d52

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The New Hymnary #49

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #420

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The School Hymnal #29

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The Sunday School Hymnal #4

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The Sunday School Hymnal #4

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #338

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Voices of Praise #168

Worship and Song #d49

Worship and Song Edition B #ad49

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #41

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