Day by Day Lyrics
Hymn writer: Karolina Sandell
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 Ev’ry day the Lord himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares he gladly bears and cheers 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 your days, your strength shall be in measure”–
This the pledge to me he made.
3 Help me then in ev’ry tribulation
So to trust your promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within your 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 Hymn Story
Day by Day with each passing moment is a hymn that was penned by Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell a Swedish hymn write in 1865. She was fondly called Lina Sandell.
Carolina Sandell has been described by many as the Fanny Crosby of Sweden. Andrew L Skoog is the one who translated it from Swedish to English.
Carolina Sandell was born in 1832 in Froderyd, Sweden. Her beloved father was a Lutheran pastor, and she witnessed his tragic death by drowning. It is said that she picked up her hymn writing hobby, for want of a better word, to cope with that tragic incident. She composed over six hundred hymns.
The translator of this hymn, Andrew Skoog was born in Sweeden in 1856 and later emigrate with his family to Minnesota in the United States. He was the editor of a few hymns during his life in the United States.
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