561. Day by Day and with Each Passing

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 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.

3 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.

Text Information
First Line: Day by day and with each passing moment
Title: Day by Day and with Each Passing
Translator: A. L. Skoog, 1856-1934
Author: Carolina Sandell Berg (1865)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: Irreg.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Anniversaries; God the Father: Care and Guidance; God the Father: Faithfulness
Tune Information
Composer: Oscar Ahnfelt, 1813-1882
Meter: Irreg.
Key: E♭ Major

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