1 "As thy days thy strength shall be!"
This should be enough for thee,
He who knows thy frame will spare
Burdens more than thou canst bear.
2 When thy days are veiled in night,
Christ shall give thee heavenly light;
Seem they wearisome and long,
Yet in Him thou shalt be strong.
3 Cold and wintry though they prove,
Thine, the sunshine of His love;
Or, with fervid heat oppressed,
In His shadow thou shalt rest.
4 When thy days on earth are past,
Christ shall call thee home at last,
His redeeming love to praise,
Who hath strengthened all thy days.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10586
|First Line:||"As thy days thy strength shall be!" This should be enough for thee|
|Title:||As Thy Days Thy Strength Shall Be|
|Author:||Frances Ridley Havergal (1859)|
|Source:||Sunday Magazine, July 1867|
|Notes:||The New Year’s Bells were ringing in St. Nicholas’ Church close to our Rectory (Worcester). I was sleeping with my sister Maria; she roused me to hear them and quoted the text As thy days thy strength shall be, as a New Year’s Motto. I did not answer, but presently returned it to her in rhyme (the two first verses, I think). She was pleased, so I finished it the next day and gave it to her. The last verse, with a slight alteration, was placed by my cousins on Aunt Izard’s tombstone, 1868. The Havergal Manuscripts Julian, p. 85.|
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10586||As Thy Day, Thy Strength Shall Be||"As thy days thy strength shall be!"||GOTT SEI DANK||Frances R. Havergal||77.77||<cite>Sunday Magazine</cite>, July 1867|