1 Day by day Thy mercies, Lord, attend me,
O what comfort in this hope to rest!
All that Thou in love divine dost send me,
Draws me, Saviour, closer to Thy breast.
Thou dost love more tenderly than ever
Earthly father careth for his own:
Sorrow’s heavy burden Thou wilt never
Suffer me to carry all alone.
2 Thro’ life’s devious paths Thou e’er wilt guide me,
For each need wilt give me plenteous grace;
In temptation’s storms wilt safely hide me,
Till in glory I behold Thy face.
Thou hast promised for each day and hour
Grace to trust, and strength to do Thy will:
“As thy day is, so shall be thy power,”
This the gracious word Thou speakest still.
3 O what joy, beneath Thy heav’nly favor,
Trustingly to rest my soul in Thee;
Help me, Lord, that I may never waver,
Nor forget Thy loving care for me;
For I know, no matter what betide me,
Thou wilt ever hold me by the hand;
With Thy presence, Saviour, here to guide me,
I shall reach at last the goodly land.
Lina Sandell (full name: Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg) (3 October 1832–27 July 1903) was a Swedish poet and author of gospel hymns.
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Translator: Ernest Edwin Ryden
Ernest Edwin Ryden is a distinguished Lutheran clergyman who has been a life-long student of hymns. At present he is pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. This is the latest of a long series of services he has rendered in the Lutheran Church. For twenty-seven years he was editor of "The Lutheran Companion," the official organ of the former Augustana Lutheran Church. His contributions to hymnody were many. He was a member of the Committee which created the Augustana Hymnal of 1925 to which he contributed eight original hymns and translations. He was co-editor of the Junior Hymnal for which he wrote a number of hymns. He was secretary of the committee which prepared the Service Book and Hymnal. Here again he h… Go to person page >
Display Title: Day by Day Thy Mercies, Lord, Attend MeFirst Line: Day by day Thy mercies, Lord, attend meTune Title: [Day by day Thy mercies, Lord, attend me]Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden; Carolina V. (Sandell) Berg, 1832-1903Date: 1928