Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day By Day

Karolina Sandell (also known as Lina) was the daughter of Jonas Sandell, a pastor of a parish church in Froderyd, Sweden. At the age of 26, she accompanied her father on a boat trip to Gothenburg. During the trip, the boat suddenly lurched and Lina’s father fell overboard, drowning before her eyes. The tragedy profoundly affected Lina, as it would anyone; but, as a result, she began writing hymns. One of those hymns is the heartfelt and beautifully written “Day By Day.” This is such a pretty song, and the words are amazing! (Especially for anyone who is going through a difficult trial.) No matter what you are going through, the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you as you continue to trust in Him. He will help you make it through each day.... each hour.... each moment.....

By: Karolina Sandell

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 Power;
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,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, amazing what comes forth from a soul that loves God when they are pressed so deeply.

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