1 Day by day we magnify Thee,
When our hymns in school we raise;
Daily work begun and ended,
With the daily voice of praise.
2 Day by day we magnify thee
When as each new day is born,
On our knees at home we bless Thee
For the mercies of the morn.
3 Day by day we magnify Thee
In our hymns before we sleep;
Angels hear them, watching by us,
Christ's dear lambs all night to keep.
4 Day by day we magnify Thee
Not in words of praise alone;
Truthful lips and meek obedience
Show Thy glory in Thine own.
5 Day by day we magnify Thee
When, for Jesus' sake, we try,
Every wrong to bear with patience,
Every sin to mortify.
6 Day by day we magnify Thee
Till our days on earth shall cease,
Till we rest from these our labours,
Waiting for Thy Day in peace!
7 Then, on that eternal morning,
With Thy great redeemed host,
May we fully magnify Thee
Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #636
Day by day we magnify Thee. J. Ellerton. [Praise—-Children's Hymn.] Written to be sung daily at the opening of a National School in Brighton, and published, in 1858, in the author's Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, from whence it passed into Church Hymns, 1871, Thring's Collectionslightly altered), the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, and other hymnals. In the Church Praise Book, N.Y., 1882, stanzas iv.-viii. are given anonymously as No. 93. Original text in Church Hymns, No. 568.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)