December 14, 2008

Day By Day, And With Each Passing Moment

Posted in Hymns / Songs / Lyrics at 10:42 pm by Sarah Bosse

 

Day By Day, And With Each Passing Moment

Karolina W. Sandell-berg (1832 – 1903)

 

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 Counsellor 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 with Christ the Lord I stand.

 

To hear the song with the lyrics sung by a choir (free download), click here.

Thanks to Bry Felix for pointing me to this wonderful hymn!

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