One day when heaven was filled with his praises

One day when heaven was filled with his praises. John W. Chapman* (1859-1918). Written ca. 1908, and given to a musician, Charles Howard Marsh (1886-1956), who wrote a tune for it. A publishing dispute meant that it was not published until 1911. It had five stanzas, with a refrain: Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; Buried, He carried my sins far away; Rising, he justified freely for ever: One day He’s coming – O glorious day! The message is that ‘one day when sin was as black as could be’ (stanza 1 line 2) Jesus came to save sinners: One day when heaven was filled with his praises,One day when sin was as black as could be,Jesus came forth to be born of a...

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