To Love Someone More Dearly ~ hymn

To love someone more dearly ev'ry day

I don’t remember the first time I heard this hymn and we do not sing it very often. Yet, the lyrics are very strong. It sets for the task we should be working at as Jesus’ church.

  1. To love someone more dearly ev’ry day,
    To help a wand’ring child to find his way,
    To ponder o’er a noble tho’t and pray,
    And smile when evening falls,
    And smile when evening falls:
    This is my task.
  2. To follow truth as blind men long for light,
    To do my best from dawn of day till night,
    To keep my heart fit for His holy sight,
    And answer when He calls,
    And answer when He calls:
    This is my task.
  3. And then my Savior by and by to meet,
    When faith hath made her task on earth complete,
    And lay my homage at the Master’s feet,
    Within the jasper walls,
    Within the jasper walls:
    This crowns my task.

How do I approach these items? Do I consider them a “to-do” list? Or are they the beautiful outgrowth of a life dedicated to God? I tend to see them as the latter.

If I am living a life dedicated to God, I will be smiling when evening falls because it has been a glorious day of His. I will strive to do my best and help others to do their best. I will try to be more loving each day.

Each of the small moments that are in the lyrics to this hymn lead along the pathway to heaven and eternity with God in that beautiful land of peace and rest. Each small moment will guide me to spend time in God’s word, thinking of what He is directing me towards. It will help me to desire to assist others. And all the other small things that make up a big life dedicated to God’s will.

The lyrics to this hymn were written by Maude Louise Ray (stanzas 1 and 2) in 1903 and by F. H. Pickup (stanza 3) in 1913. The music is by E. L. Ashford and was composed in 1903. What an enduring hymn to encourage us today.

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

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2 thoughts on “To Love Someone More Dearly ~ hymn

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) September 29, 2019 at 10:24 pm Reply

    what an interesting song… the words are worth pondering. I liked your accompanying words. 🙂

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