Day By Day

by adustyframe ~ November 21st, 2010

We went to a funeral yesterday for a man from church. They sang this hymn and I wanted to share it here.

I used to sing it a lot and think the words are beautiful.

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Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.


3 Thoughts Shared to Day By Day

  1. Pam

    Thanks for the reminder……I needed that….
    God bless, Pam

  2. Barbara H.

    Love that one — have leaned on it a lot through the years.

  3. carol

    Ah, one of my favorite hymns. Sadly, we don’t sing or hear it very much these days. Thanks for sharing it.

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