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Still sweeter every day

To Jesus every day I find my heart is closer drawn

Author: W. C. Martin
Tune: [To Jesus every day I find my heart is closer drawn]
Published in 80 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 To Jesus ev'ry day I find my heart is closer drawn,
He's fairer than the glory of the gold and purple dawn;
He's all my fancy pictures in its fairest dreams, and more,
Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before.

Refrain:
The half cannot be fancied, this side the golden shore;
O there He'll be still sweeter than He ever was before.

2 His glory broke upon me when I saw Him from afar,
He's fairer than the lily, brighter than the morning star;
He fills and satisfies my longing spirit o'er and o'er,
Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before. [Refrain]

3 My heart is sometimes heavy but he comes with sweet relief,
He folds me to His bosom when I droop with blighting grief;
I love the Christ who all my burdens in His body bore,
Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before. [Refrain]



Source: The New Church Hymnal #39

Author: W. 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: To Jesus every day I find my heart is closer drawn
Title: Still sweeter every day
Author: W. C. Martin
Refrain First Line: The half cannot be fancied
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6366
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The Cyber Hymnal #12891
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Hymns of the Christian Life #202

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The Cyber Hymnal #6366

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The Cyber Hymnal #12891

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