1 Day by day, as we go our way,
We are guided from above,
Kept from harm by a Father’s arm,
By a Father’s tender love.
Ev’rywhere we can feel the care,
That will never, never fail;
Sin’s dark arts may beset our hearts,
But His presence will prevail.
His loving kindness will enfold us,
His mighty wisdom guide our feet,
His tender mercy ever hold us
In close communion, true and sweet,
Through ev’ry change of life’s long journey,
With faith unshaken, we can say,
“My Father strengthens, teaches, guards,
And guides me day by day.”
2 Day by day, in our work or play,
We can feel His presence near,
If we speak, and an answer seek,
He is ever quick to hear.
Sin may vex, or some thought perplex,
But if only we will ask;
He will guide all the way beside,
He will solve the hardest task. [Refrain]
3 Day by day, lest we go astray,
An unending watch He’ll keep,
Tireless too, with a patience true,
As a shepherd t’ward his sheep.
What is wise in a Father’s eyes,
He will gladly, freely give;
So we must in His knowledge trust,
In His holy presence live. [Refrain]
Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >