Looking upward every day
Looking upward every day. Mary Butler* (1841-1916).
This was published in Frances Carey Brock*’s Children’s Hymn Book (1881), and subsequently in the Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). It was written for the Confirmation of her niece (and God-daughter). It had six stanzas, sometimes printed in three stanzas of eight lines (mainly in American books):
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; Every day more gratefully...
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