A sweet savor of Christ.@2 Corinthians 2:15
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C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)

Will­iam C. Mar­tin, in Songs of Grace and Truth, ed­it­ed by E. L. Hyde (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), num­ber 4, alt.

C. Aus­tin Miles (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William C. Martin (1864–1915)

To Jesus every day I find
My heart is closer drawn,
He’s fairer than the glory
Of the gold and purple dawn;
He’s all my fancy pictures
In their fairest dreams, and more,
Each day He grows still sweeter
Than He was the day before.

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The half cannot be fancied
This side the golden shore;
O there He’ll be still sweeter
Than He ever was before.

His glory broke upon me
When I saw Him from afar,
He’s fairer than the lily,
Brighter than the morning star;
He fills and satisfies
My longing spirit o’er and o’er,
Each day He grows still sweeter
Than He was the day before.

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My heart is sometimes heavy,
But He comes with sweet relief,
He folds me to His bosom
When I droop with blighting grief;
I love the Christ who all
My burdens in His body bore,
Each day He grows still sweeter
Than He was the day before.

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