He is sweeter every day

Representative Text

1 O how deep is the love of my Savior for me,
And how great His compassionate grace!
And a truer devotion than His cannot be,
Nor a vision so fair as His face.

Refrain:
He was precious to me when I first knew His grace,
And my sins were all taken away;
But the years help me more of His goodness to trace—
He is sweeter to me ev’ry day.

2 When I saw Him afar I was filled with delight,
For His beauty was charming to me;
But each day other graces appear to my sight,
And each moment more graces I see. [Refrain]

3 There are days when the clouds overshadow my soul,
But His face thro’ the darkness appears;
And the billows of sorrow at times o’er me roll,
But His love can be seen thro’ my tears. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #45

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how deep is the love
Title: He is sweeter every day
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: He was precious to me
Copyright: Public Domain

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