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Day by Day

Words by Karolina W. Sandell-Berg, 1865, translated by Andrew L. Skoog
Music by BLOTT EN DAG by Oskar Ahnfelt, 1872
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: Irregular
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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.
2. Every day the Lord Himself is near me With a special mercy for each hour; All my care He fain would bear, and cheer me, He Whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r. 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.
3. 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.