The hymn that we will listen to today, is an old one, though the song I chose was by a contemporary group. John Wilbur Chapman carried out evangelistic campaigns at the turn of the century, in a manner similar to the Billy Graham crusades many years later. He enlisted the aid of a famous singer to provide music, and preached in many cities -- on an itinerary that would exhaust many a present-day evangelist! He wrote this hymn in 1910, and it is a favorite of many Christians, who see the gospel revealed in its words:
  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!