Scripture Verse

How sweet are Thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!@Psalm 119:103
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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 5, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney, J. How­ard Ent­wisle & Frank M. Da­vis (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1898), num­ber 48.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

The dear old story of a Savior’s love
Is sweeter as the days go by;
The glad assurance of a home above
Is sweeter as the days go by.

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We’ll fill the days with joyful praise,
We’ll sing as the happy moments fly;
The song of love to Him above
Grows sweeter as the days go by.

The sunbeams shining from the living Light
Are brighter as the days go by;
The stars of promise cheering sorrow’s night
Are brighter as the days go by.

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Hope’s anchor, holding in the stormy strife,
Is stronger as the days go by;
We feel the throbbings of immortal life
Grow stronger as the days go by.

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The peace that Jesus gives to us anew
Is deeper as the days go by;
The prospects opening to the Christian’s view
Are grander as the days go by.

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