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Day by Day
Words by Lina Sandell Berg
Translated by Andrew L. Skoog
Music by Oscar Ahnfelt

Deuteronomy 33:25
"Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."

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          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.


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