Sunday, August 19, 2018

One Day

This is another beautiful old hymn where the music has been updated.  The new music (below) is lovely but I'm partial to the above original.  

Lyrics by John Wilbur Chapman
(Original Music by Charles H. Marsh-1911)
Born: Richmond, Indiana -1859
Died: New York, NY- 1919
Chapman was a Presbyterian minister who held two Doctoral Degrees. He later became a pioneer in evangelistic crusades, before they were predominately Baptist and Pentecostal.  
 At one point, Chapman hired a young former baseball player to serve as an “advance man,” arriving in a targeted city several weeks before Chapman to construct a temporary facility or pitch a huge tent, as well as recruit a choir. (The young ballplayer, a fellow Presbyterian, would subsequently launch out on his own with “methods” decidedly more theatrical than the sober Chapman. His name was Billy Sunday).
Chapman maintained a lifelong friendship with Dwight L. Moody, whom Chapman credited with helping him as a young man to understand the doctrine of assurance. 
Although quite ecumenical within evangelical circles, Chapman was a hidebound conservative when it came to fundamental doctrines, leading a campaign to have all Presbyterian missionaries recalled from the field that would not affirm the doctrine of biblical inerrancy. Before Billy Graham, There Was This Man

One Day
  1. 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!
    • Refrain:
      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—oh, glorious day!
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!

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