Day By Day

A friend of mine sings this song in church on occasion. It is a lovely song of faith with a beautiful traditional melody by Oskar Ahnfelt. Lyric by Karolina W. Sandell-Berg (public domain)

My heart grieves for a sweet sister in Christ today and I pray that she feel God’s nearness & love, our Haven of Rest, with each passing moment.

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 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.

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.

2 Corinthians 4: 15-18
15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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6 Responses to Day By Day

  1. celticmuse says:

    What a beautiful gift to all of us who are sad today, but most especially for our dear friend. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Elaine says:

    That is beautiful, Sheri.
    I love that song and find it very fitting.

  3. appliejuice says:

    Amen. My heart goes out to our friend.

  4. Bobbie says:

    Beautiful Sheri.

    Thanks so much.

  5. Tresses says:

    Amen. Thank you, Sheri.

  6. That is a beautiful song, Sheri. Very fitting for this time of sadness. Thanks for sharing.

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