Tune: BLOTT EN DAG

Composer: Oscar Ahnfelt, 1872

Author: Carolina Sandell-Berg, 1865; trans. Andrew Skoog, 1921

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VERSE 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.

VERSE 2:
Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He gladly bears, and cheers me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As your days, your strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

VERSE 3:
Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Your promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Your holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
All to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.