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Still sweeter every day

To Jesus every day I find my heart is closer drawn

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [To Jesus every day I find my heart is closer drawn]
Published in 74 hymnals

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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 pictured in its fairest dreams and more;
Each day he grows still sweeter than he was the day before.

Chorus:
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. [Chorus]

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. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #141

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  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: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: The half cannot be fancied

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6366
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5619
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #5619Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6366TextScoreAudio
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