Day by day thy mercies, Lord attend me (Ryden)

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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.


Source: The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #275

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 >

Author: Carolina Sandell

Caroline W. Sandell Berg (b. Froderyd, Sweden, 1832; d. Stockholm, Sweden, 1903), is better known as Lina Sandell, the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden." "Lina" Wilhelmina Sandell Berg was the daughter of a Lutheran pastor to whom she was very close; she wrote hymns partly to cope with the fact that she witnessed his tragic death by drowning. Many of her 650 hymns were used in the revival services of Carl O. Rosenius, and a number of them gained popularity particularly because of the musical settings written by gospel singer Oskar Ahnfelt. Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish soprano, underwrote the cost of publishing a collection of Ahnfelt's music, Andeliga Sänger (1850), which consisted mainly of Berg's hymn texts. Bert Polman  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day by day thy mercies, Lord attend me (Ryden)
Swedish Title: Blott en dag, ett ögonblick i sänder
Author: Carolina Sandell (1865)
Translator: Ernest Edwin Ryden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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