Moment By Moment

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
  Moment by moment I’m kept in His love,
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
  Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
Never a battle with wrong for the right,
Never a contest that He doth not fight;
Lifting above us His banner so white;
Moment by moment I’m kept in His sight.
Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear;
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.
Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop, and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.
Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus, my Savior, abides with me still.

Indianapolis, United States

Story about this hymn by Sankey (from hymntime. com):

While I was at­tend­ing the World’s Fair in Chi­ca­go, Hen­ry Var­ley, a lay preach­er from Lon­don, said to Ma­jor Whit­tle: I do not like the hymn ‘I need Thee ev­ery hour’ ve­ry well, be­cause I need Him ev­ery mo­ment of the day. Soon af­ter Ma­jor Whit­tle wrote this sweet hymn…[He] brought the hymn to me in man­u­script a lit­tle lat­er, say­ing that he would give me the co­py­right of both the words and mu­sic if I would print for him five hun­dred cop­ies on fine pa­per, for dis­trib­ut­ing among his friends. His daugh­ter, May Whit­tle, who lat­er be­came the wife of Will R. Moo­dy, com­posed the mu­sic. I did as Mr. Whit­tle wished; and I sent the hymn to Eng­land, where it was co­py­right­ed on the same day as at Wash­ing­ton. In Eng­land the hymn be­came ve­ry pop­u­lar. Fall­ing in­to the hands of the well-known Rev. An­drew Mur­ray, of South Af­ri­ca, then vis­it­ing Lon­don, he adopt­ed it as his fav­o­rite hymn. A year lat­er Mr. Mur­ray vis­it­ed North­field [Mas­sa­chu­setts], and while hold­ing a meet­ing for men in the church he re­marked, If San­key on­ly knew a hymn which I found in Lon­don, and would sing it, he would find that it em­brac­es my en­tire creed. I was ve­ry anx­ious to know what hymn it was, and when he had re­cit­ed it I said to him: Doc­tor, that hymn was wri­tten with­in five hun­dred yards of where we are stand­ing. For years Dr. Mur­ray had his wife sing this hymn in near­ly all his meet­ings. It al­so became a great fav­o­rite in South Af­ri­ca dur­ing the war. Sankey, pp. 190–91


Attleboro, MA, United States

"Give us this day our daily bread..." One day at a time, His grace is sufficient.


Really need some comforting words

Kathy Larson

Tigard, OR, United States

Moment by moment: we are dependant upon Him for every breath we take.


Stockholm, Sweden

Tap into inspiration, moment by moment - What a Blessing!

Ann W Chiang

Taipei, Taiwan

Christ is ministering Himself to us moment by moment. Therefore we must look away unto Him moment by moment! O dear Lord, come and gain every moment in my life for Your purpose, Your economy, Your body, and Your ultimate goal - New Jerusalem!

Ikwuneme Chiazam A.

Lagos, Abia, Nigeria

Lord Jesus we are waiting for Thee.

According to Your promise of Your soon return...

Elaine Garcia

Morgantown, KY, United States

Thank you for your labor of love. This song fills my soul with deeper love for our Master, and a greater security in Him.

Pastor Abayomi Oluwato

Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria

Thank you indeed for uploading this song which I heard at a conference for the first time around 1981.

I had the refrain off head but have been looking for the complete lyrics since then until Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The hymn ministered to me then and still does.

All conditions bow to the name of Jesus. Php. 2:8-11. Glory to His name.

The Lord with whom there is no unrighteousness shall not forget your labor of love.


LaSalle, Ontario, Canada

He wants us to know Him moment by moment. To cast our cares upon Him and sense His tremendous love and sovereign care. This is what it means to abide in Him and enjoy Him in all His rich provision. Praise Him!