Day by day we magnify theeAuthor: John Ellerton
Tune: SLINGSBY (Carter)
Published in 54 hymnals
Audio files: Recording
1 Day by day we magnify Thee,
When our hymns in school we raise;
Daily work begun and ended,
With the daily voice of praise.
2 Day by day we magnify Thee-
When as each new day is born,
On our knees at home we bless Thee
For the mercies of the morn.
3 Day by day we magnify Thee-
In our hymns before we sleep;
Angels hear them, watching by us,
Christ's dear lambs all night to keep.
4 Day by day we magnify Thee
Not in words of praise alone;
Truthful lips and meek obedience
Show Thy glory in Thine own.
5 Day by day we magnify Thee--
When, for Jesus' sake, we try
Every wrong to bear with patience,
Every sin to mortify.
6 Day by day we magnify Thee--
Till our days on earth shall cease,
Till we rest from these our labours,
Waiting for Thy Day in peace!
7 Then, on that eternal morning,
With Thy great redeemed host,
May we fully magnify Thee--
Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
Day by day we magnify Thee. J. Ellerton. [Praise—-Children's Hymn.] Written to be sung daily at the opening of a National School in Brighton, and published, in 1858, in the author's Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, from whence it passed into Church Hymns, 1871, Thring's Collectionslightly altered), the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, and other hymnals. In the Church Praise Book, N.Y., 1882, stanzas iv.-viii. are given anonymously as No. 93. Original text in Church Hymns, No. 568.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)