One Day at a Time

Representative Text

1 One day at a time to carry the cross,
To bear it for Jesus thro’ peril and loss,
To win living jewels to wear in the crown
The Master will give, when the cross is laid down.

One day at a time as upward we climb,
Till sweetly the bells ring the vesper chime;
One day at a time till sunsets are o’er
Till cloudless the sky on eternity’s shore.

2 One day at a time, a duty for each,
Some lives we may sweeten, some hearts we may reach;
And no better blessing the moments can bring
Than off’ring us service for Jesus our King. [Refrain]

3 One day at a time; the promise is sweet,
His grace is sufficient for trials we meet;
Tho’ stormy the weather, tho’ thorny the way,
He still will apportion thy strength as thy day. [Refrain]

4 One day at a time new lessons to learn;
The hand sorely wounded the pages will turn,
He’ll show us rich treasure, much more than we ask,
We’ll break into song in the midst of the task. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #168

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One day at a time to carry the cross
Title: One Day at a Time
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: One day at a time, as upward we climb
Copyright: Public Domain



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