Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Day by Day and with Each Passing Moment

Day by Day and with Each Passing Moment
Your strength will equal your days. Debt. 33:25

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Pow’r.
    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.
  3. 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,
    E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
    One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
    Till I reach the promised land.

    Carolina Sandell Berg (1865)
    translated by Oscar Ahnfelt

    To hear the lyrics click here
    To read more about Carolina Sandell Berg

    Recently I was introduced to this hymn at a ladies church function and fell in love with it. Lina was known as the Fanny Crosby of Sweden. I am more of a traditional worshiper and prefer singing great hymns like this one. The stories behind so many of the hymn of our faith are truly a testimony to God's sovereignty and grace. 

    If you are interested in learning about the stories behind many of the most famous hymns the book, Amazing Grace, is wonderful. 

1 comment:

  1. That book looks fantastic! I will have to check it out!