Easter Will Be a ‘Glorious Day’

In 1909, a Presbyterian pastor and evangelist penned these words: 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! This is the first verse and refrain of the classic hymn “One Day” by J. Wilbur Chapman.  In our hymnals today, the song usually has five verses that cumulatively proclaim  the gospel. Each verse is an exposition of one line of the chorus. The song poetically tells the entire story of Christ’s glorious pre-existence, humble birth, perfect life, sacrificial death, powerful resurrection, and promised Second Coming. In 2009, the contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns released a new version of this song. It became a hit single on Christian radio and even made it to the top of the charts on some secular stations.  Here’s Mark Hall explaining what’s so special about this song and why the band felt it needed to be reintroduced to the church. We have chosen Read More