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 glories will shine
Wonderful day, my belovèd ones bringing
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!
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