Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Day by Day

This hymn is one of my favorites and such an encouragement to me, and I hope that it will also be an encouragement to you. :)

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.

Ev'ry 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 thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,"
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in ev'ry tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy 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,
Till I reach the promised land.

*Words by: Carolina S. Berg, 1832-1903; trans. by Andrew L. Skoog, 1856-1934


-Posted by Sarah

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hymn. :)

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  2. What a wonderful song, it's beautiful! Thank you for posting it! :)

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