One day when heaven was filled with His praises

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 virgin—
  Dwelt among men, my example is He!
  Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He's coming—O glorious day!
One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain,
  One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected;
  Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.
One day they left Him alone in the garden,
  One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o'er His tomb to keep vigil;
  Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He.
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
  One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
  Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
  One day the skies with His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
  Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!

I learnt this song 45 years ago as a kid and I still sing it daily.

Susan W.

Reseda, CA, United States

God is so gracious to give to humans the incredible gift of music to praise Him with! I'm blessed with the memory of this old favorite to worship Him with this morning. And how faithful He is to guide the hymn writers so often to include lines such as "Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing". He knew we'd long to see our beloved ones again...

Linda Wilson

Carrollton, TX, United States

This song is the essence of Easter. These words are rich and speak loudly to my heart. It's amazing to me that a song written in 1910, over 100 years ago, still weighs deeply to the modern heart, is thought provoking and feeds the soul within.


To me this is the Easter hymn supreme, with the glorious majesty of our God being praised through the paraphrase of the gospel. Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


Lampasas, TX, United States

For some reason, this hymn has been continuously on my mind for the last week. What a wonderful reminder of the complete gospel message as sung in the chorus. We complicate what is truly a simple though breathtaking message!

Dennis Evans

East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

How Amazing, How Wonderful... Awakened thru the nite with this song so clear on my mind... not sung recently but brought to me by the Holy Spirit... A song so fitting for the Easter season & indeed the outline for a service this week... Thank You, LORD! You are awesome!


Boston, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

The words in this hymn represent what Christianity is all about. Without the love of God and His son Jesus, I know that my life would be futile. The Lord brought this hymn to mind during my quiet time this morning. I had not sung it for years and I am feeling so blessed. Thank You Father!


Grapevine, TX, United States

I love this hymn especially the chorus. Our Senior Adult Choir in Beaumont, TX. sang this for years at the assisted living, nursing, and hospice facilities before I moved. The residents loved hearing the truth of the words!!


Perth, WA, Australia

This is an excellent hymn which suit daily worship as well as breaking of bread meeting on Sunday, the Lord's day and also great hymn for gospel outreach. The depth of this hymn is non-comparable with any modern hymns. Thank you.

Betsy D Holtsclaw

Mooresville, Indiana, United States

I go to a wonderful church that blends the old hymns with newer ones. However, my favorites are the old ones, the ones I learned to love when I was a babe in Christ. In my daily devotion, I like to sing them. In my home, alone and with no other distractions, I can sing to the Lord and really "belt 'em out!"

In this gospel campaign we will also use Hymns, #987, which is an excellent gospel hymn written by the American evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman. In Chapman's days, the prevailing theology was the theology taught by the modernists. The modernists said that the Lord Jesus was not God, that His death had not been for redemption, and that He had not been resurrected. Therefore, Chapman purposely wrote this hymn of five verses. The first verse is on the birth of the Lord Jesus, the second verse is on His death, the third verse is on His burial, the fourth verse is on His resurrection, and the fifth verse is on His coming back. This hymn not only has a dignified tune, but its chorus is also particularly well written, pointing out the subject matter of all five verses. The chorus says, "Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; / Buried, He carried my sins far away; / Rising, He justified freely forever: / One day He's coming—O glorious day!" The content of this hymn is proper and rich, and the tune is dignified.

The hymn we just sang, hymn 987, was written at the beginning of this century. It was written by an American brother. At that time, the liberal theology was flourishing, which said that the Bible is not the word of God, that miracles are not real, and that the resurrection of Jesus was merely a resurrection of His ideas. It also said that there are neither angels nor demons.


This hymn has five verses. The first verse speaks of Jesus' incarnation. The second tells of His crucifixion. The third verse speaks of His burial, the fourth, of His resurrection, and the fifth, of His second coming. The last phrase of the fifth verse says, "This Jesus is mine!" What the author was saying at the end was "This is my Jesus! My Jesus is not the Jesus that you modernists claim to know. My Jesus was incarnated because He loved me. He was crucified to save me and buried to take my sins far away. He rose to justify me freely forever, and one day He is coming back to receive me."