Day by Day

Apr 04, 2020

Day by day and with each passing moment,

strength I find to meet my trials here;

trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,

I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.

He whose heart is kind beyond all measure

gives unto each day what he deems best--

lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,

mingling toil with peace and rest.


Every day the Lord himself is near me

with a special mercy for each hour;

all my cares he fain would bear, and cheer me,

he whose name is Counselor and Pow'r.

The protection of his child and treasure

is a charge that on himself he laid;

“As your days, your strength shall be in measure,”

this the pledge to me he made.


Help me then in every tribulation

so to trust your promises, O Lord,

that I lose not faith’s sweet consolation

offered me within your holy Word.

Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,

e'er to take, as from a father’s hand,

one by one, the days, the moments fleeting,

'til I reach the promised land.


by Carolina Sandell-Berg, 1865

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