For the last couple of weeks, this hymn has been sung around our home. Over and over. Often that drives me bananas but this hymn just has something about it that forces my mind to be joyful. There is so much joy, so much hope just built into the lyrics of this song. My hope rises and my soul rejoices when I hear my giggly girls breaking out in song and singing about Jesus’ love, His dying for me, and that One Day when He will come back.
It reminds me of a question that our preacher asked this morning in worship. We often think about our risen Savior but do we often remember that this same Savior will be coming back in clouds of glory? Do we remember that until He comes, we are to be reflecting His love, His light?
It is a good song to help me see that One Day is coming and I need to be prepared for that.
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J. Wilbur Chapman, 1910
Charles H. Marsh, 1910
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!
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!
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![Chorus]
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![Chorus]
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![Chorus]
5 One day the trumpet Will sound for His coming,
One day the skies With His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved One bringing;
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine![Chorus]