Day by Day
Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father~ez_rsquo~s wise bestowment,
I~ez_rsquo~ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best~ez_mdash~
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;
~ez_ldquo~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~ez_rsquo~s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father~ez_rsquo~s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.