Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Another favorite old time hymn of mine is one titled “One Day.” It was originally written as a poem in 1908 by the well known evangelist, J. Wilbur Chapman, and the hymn, in a nutshell, relates the story of the life of Jesus from His birth to His imminent return. It’s beautiful melody was written afterwards by Charles Marsh. There are several hymns that produce tears or a lump in my throat every time we sing them in church. This is one of them. It touches me the most when we get to the chorus which says: “Living, He loved me / dying, He saved me / Buried, He carried my sins far away / Rising, He justified freely forever / One day He’s coming—O glorious day!” BTW, there is a revised modern version of this song titled “Glorious Day.” It was recorded a few years ago and given a new melody by “Casting Crowns.” It is beautiful in it’s own right. However, the original melody is my favorite. Because this poem is way better than any blog I could ever write, today I want to share it with you minus it’s beautiful refrain (chorus) which I shared with you already. I pray it will bless you as much as it does me every time I read it.
One day when Heaven was filled with His praises / One day when sin was as black as could be / Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin / Dwelt among men, my example is He!
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain / One day they nailed Him to die on the tree /
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected / Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He!
One day they left Him alone in the garden / One day He rested, from suffering free / Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil / Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He!
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer / One day the stone rolled away from the door / Then He arose, over death He had conquered / Now is ascended, my Lord evermore!
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming / One day the skies with His glories will shine
/ Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing / Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!
Memory verse for the week: (Romans 12:15) “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”