The Weekly Hymn

We are approaching that time of year….. Yes Christmas is coming. And I will be posting some seasonal hymns over the next few weeks. There are some hymns that describe the whole life of Jesus from his birth, through his life, death and resurrection to his ascension and return in glory.

One such hymn is “One day when heaven was filled with his praises.” In addition to telling the story, the author explains in theological terms what was going on at each stage.

Living – He loved me
Dying – He saved me
Buried – He carried my sins far away
Rising – He justified, freely for ever.
One day he’s coming – O glorious day!

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was as bad as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin—
Dwelt among men, my example is He!

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!

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 glory will shine;
Wonderful day, his beloved ones bringing;
Glorious Saviour, this Jesus is mine

J Wilbur Chapman

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