Words: , in Mrs. Brock’s Child­ren’s Hymn Book, 1881.

Music: Ex­cel­si­or, (1852-1929). Al­ter­nate tune:

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a pho­to of Ma­ry But­ler or Jo­si­ah Booth

Looking upward every day,
Sunshine on our faces;
Pressing onward every day
Toward the heavenly places;

Growing every day in awe,
For Thy Name is holy;
Learning every day to love
With a love more lowly;

Walking every day more close
To our Elder Brother;
Growing every day more true
Unto one another;

Leaving every day behind
Something which might hinder;
Running swifter every day;
Growing purer, kinder—

Lord, so pray we every day:
Hear us in Thy pity,
That we enter in at last
To the holy city.