Looking up to Heaven.@Matthew 14:19

Mary Butler, in The Children’s Hymn Book, by Frances & Carey Brock, 1881.

Excelsior Josiah Booth (1852-1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Looking upward every day,
Sunshine on our faces;
Pressing onward every day
Toward the heavenly places;

Growing every day in awe,
For Thy name is holy;
Learning every day to love
With a love more lowly;

Walking every day more close
To our elder brother;
Growing every day more true
Unto one another;

Leaving every day behind
Something which might hinder;
Running swifter every day;
Growing purer, kinder—

Lord, so pray we every day:
Hear us in Thy pity,
That we enter in at last
To the holy city.