Scripture Verse

Our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:17

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
1840–1901

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, in The Gos­pel Choir No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Copp, Clark, 1895), num­ber 32. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Ca­sa­blan­ca James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

More and more the weight of glo­ry,
For our light af­flic­tions here;
Glory grand, su­preme, eter­nal,
If the cross for Christ we bear.

Refrain

More and more the weight of glo­ry,
More and more the love of God;
More of mu­sic in the sto­ry,
As we sing of Christ the Lord;
More of mu­sic in the sto­ry,
As we sing of Christ the Lord.

Lessons learned through pain and sor­row,
Break the ground for pre­cious seed;
Seed that buds and comes to blos­som,
Only in the hearts that bleed.

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O’er the fields where once were bat­tles,
Now the fair­est flow­ers are found;
So the souls that here have con­flicts,
More and more in grace abound.

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Looking on to things eter­nal,
Let us dai­ly die to sin;
To the end, by grace en­dur­ing,
We the glo­ry grand may win.

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