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]
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1. To Jesus every 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.

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 Cyber Hymnal #6366

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  Go to person page >

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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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Blessed Assurance #d145
Christian Hymns and Songs #d220
Christian Service Songs #169
Church Service Hymns #d352
Crusade Songs #d80
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Gloria in Excelsis #d186
Gospel Hymnal #d357
Gospel Praises for Use in Meetings of Christian Worship #175Image
Great Hymns of the Faith #484
Hymnal for American Sunday Schools #d141
Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d119
Hymns of Glorious Praise #d419
Hymns of the Christian Life #d435
Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d498
Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d517
Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d137
Hymns of the Living Gospel No.3 #d141
Hymns We Love #206Image
Ideal Sunday School Hymns #d188
Melodies of Praise #d274
New Songs of Inspiration Number 3 #d242
New Songs of Pentecost #d146
New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #247Image
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #48Image
Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d229
Praise and Worship (The Nazarene Hymnal) #187
Praise and Worship: hymnal #187
Praise Ye the Lord #d117
Revival Gems No. 1 #d82
Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #36Image
Sacred Praise: for Use in Gospel Meetings, Evangelistic Services ... #90
Small Church Music #5619Audio
Songs for Service #d269
Songs for the King's Business #28Image
Songs of Christian Service #80Image
Songs of Conquest #48Image
Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d286
Songs of Grace and Truth: for use in religious meetings #4Image
Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #44Image
Songs of Praise #d248
Soul Stirring Songs #22Image
Soul Stirring Songs #d123
Soul Stirring Songs #d148
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d609
Tabernacle Hymns No. 3 #d288
Tabernacle Praises No. 1 #26Image
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d442
The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d386
The Best of All: complete #179Image
The Cyber Hymnal #6366TextAudioScore
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #86Image
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.) #141Image
The Gospel in Song #d133
The Gospel Message No. 1 #23Image
The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d127
The Gospel Message No. 3 #d141
The King of Glory #120Image
The Kings' Songs #d42
The New Crusade Songs #d74
The New Golden Sheaf #d192
The Redeemer's Praise #146Image
The Tabernacle Hymns #120Image
The Victory: a collection of popular Sunday school songs new and old #110Image
World Favorite Gospel Songs and Hymns #d72
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