Just for Today

My Father, this I ask of Thee

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [My Father, this I ask of Thee]
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 My Father, this I ask of Thee;
Knowing that Thou wilt grant the plea,--
For this, and only this, I pray,
Strength for today--just for today.

Strength for each trial and each task,
What more, my Father, should I ask?
Just as I need it, day by day,
Strength for my weakness,--this I pray.

2 I do not ask a lifted load,
Nor for a smooth and thornless road;
Simply for strength enough to bear
Life's daily burdens anywhere. [Chorus]

3 Strength for the present hour and need--
This given, then I'm blest indeed,
For each day, as it comes, will bring
Sufficient strength for anything. [Chorus]

4 Strength for today, that I may make
Some sad souls glad, for Jesus' sake;
Then they, with me, at eve shall say,
Thank God for strength He gave today. [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #54

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Father, this I ask of Thee
Title: Just for Today
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Strength for each trial and each task
Copyright: Public Domain



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