Day by Day

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 thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”


This the pledge to me He made.

 

Help me then in every 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.

~Karolina W. Sandell-Berg

 

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2 thoughts on “Day by Day

  1. What a beautiful hymn, a favorite of so many. The fall foliage is beautiful in Japan too? It looks to be from the picture. We are mostly still ‘green’ here, but its gotten much cooler. R is getting a new furnace..and heat pump put in. Tiring. I am looking forward to the 3rd season of D.Abbey. I just bought Jane Eyre for my device…=) Don’t we hope to be caught up in the Rapture! soon…would be wonderful.

  2. Beautiful photo and hymn. I’m looking at Maggie’s comment and smiling. Plus, AMEN to her last thoughts. Though, sometimes, I just wish it was all okay here, you know? Hugs,Jenn

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