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O, day by day, each Christian child

Representative Text

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.


Source: Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #299

Author: E. S. Widdemer

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First Line: O, day by day, each Christian child
Author: E. S. Widdemer

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Christian Hymns #299

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #160

The Children's Hymnary #d80

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The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #155

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The Church Porch #144

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