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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