#299: Day by Day (Scheduled for previous Sunday)

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

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.

2

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 /aid;

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

This the pledge to me He made.

3

Help me then in ev’ry tribulation

So to trust Th promises, O Lord,

That I love not faith’s seet 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.

 

 

 

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