Advent Hymnals

487. SWEET TO-DAY

Christ in Song,

1.
I cease to sing of sweet tomorrow,
With selfish thought to be away;
There is a holier balm for sorrow,
I find in Christ a sweet to-day.

Refrain:
A risen Christ, a living Saviour,
Not in the tomb where once he lay.
Whene'er I tell his loving favor,
Sweet by and by is ev'ry day.

2.
I am so happy when I'm telling
How great his pow'r, how great his love;
Were there no praise where God is dwelling,
It would be pain to live above.  [Refrain]

3.
If but to gain a home in glory
The Saviour trod this earth alone,
There ne'er had been a gospel story,
He ne'er had left his royal throne.  [Refrain]

4.
His love is life, his love is heaven
Eternal life, eternal bliss;
Accept it freely, be forgiven,
And taste the future world in this.  [Refrain]

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Title Sweet To-day
Key E♭ Major
Titles A risen Christ, a living Saviour,
First Line I cease to sing of sweet tomorrow
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune I cease to sing of sweet tomorrow
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Christ Precious; Living His Life: Joy of Salvation; Special Selections: Duets
Texts 2 Corinthians 5:17
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