“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” (Psalm 46:1, 2a)
The following poem was written in 1865 by a Swedish hymn-writer who had lost her dad in a tragic drowning accident:
“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.“Day by Day (and with Each Passing Moment)”
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Music written by Oscar Ahnfelt
Lyrics written by Lina Sandell