Looking upward every day

Looking upward every day

Author: Mary Butler
Published in 66 hymnals

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1 Looking upward every day,
Sunshine on our faces;
Pressing onward every day
Toward the heavenly places;
Growing every day in awe,
For Thy name is holy;
Learning every day to love
With a love more lowly;

2 Walking every day more close
To our Elder Brother;
Growing every day more true
Unto one another;
Every day more gratefully
Kindnesses receiving;
Every day more readily
Injuries forgiving;

3 Leaving every day behind
Something which might hinder;
Running swifter every day,
Growing purer, kinder—
Lord, so pray we every day,
Hear us in Thy pity,
That we enter in at last
To the holy city.

Amen.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #274

Author: Mary Butler

Butler, Mary. The following hymns in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book 1881:—"Looking upward every day " (Onwards), and "O help me, Lord, this day to be" (Morning), are signed with this name. Beyond this we have no information. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Looking upward every day
Author: Mary Butler
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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