Sweeter as the days go by

The dear old story of a Savior's love

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The dear old story of a Savior's love]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The dear old story of a Savior’s love
Is sweeter as the days go by;
The glad assurance of a home above
Is sweeter as the days go by.

Refrain:
We’ll fill the days with joyful praise,
We’ll sing as the happy moments fly;
The song of love to Him above
Grows sweeter as the days go by.

2 The sunbeams shining from the living Light
Are brighter as the days go by;
The stars of promise cheering sorrow’s night
Are brighter as the days go by. [Refrain]

3 Hope’s anchor, holding in the stormy strife,
Is stronger as the days go by;
We feel the throbbings of immortal life
Grow stronger as the days go by. [Refrain]

4 The peace that Jesus gives to us anew
Is deeper as the days go by;
The prospects opening to the Christian’s view
Are grander as the days go by. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11412

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: The dear old story of a Savior's love
Title: Sweeter as the days go by
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: We'll fill the days with joyful praise

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The Cyber Hymnal #11412
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11412

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