Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent
words of the "One Day" lyrics, John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859-December 25, 1918),
was born in Richmond, Indiana, United States and
achieved fame as a Presbyterian minister and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "One Day", Charles Howard Marsh (April 8, 1886-April 12, 1956),
was born in Magnolia, Iowa, United States and
became famous as a Church organist, teacher, choir director, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: One Day
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859
to December 25, 1918)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Charles Howard Marsh (April 8, 1886 to
April 12, 1956)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "One day when Heaven was filled with His praises, One day when sin was as black as could be"
First Publication Date:
One Day Lyrics
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!