Day by day, and with each passing moment

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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.
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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 Counsellor 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.
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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 with Christ the Lord I stand.
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Sarah Arasa

Nairobi, Kenya

This is a song I used to sing a lot when my late father was sick. I used to find the message quite tailored for my situation then. I still love the song and sing it quite oftenly whenever I am in a bad situation. The words, He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure, Gives unto each day what He deems best, Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure; The protection of His child and treasure, Is a charge that on Himself He laid; “As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,” 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. I get my comfort from these words... a hymn tailored for the brokern hearted. More than a sermon...


Virginia

Huntsville, TX, United States

One of my favorites, the words and the music, beautiful melody, true, true words. I'm using it again in a devotion next week.


Oduor

Nairobi, Kenya

Many a times we cast our hearts in the midst of despair..a time like this this song comes to my mind which each word penned down that day by He holds my hand and since He promised I will keep on going forward.


Judy M.

Baltimore, MD, United States

I thank each of your for testimony of our Lord's faithfulness to you in your trials. It has been the same with me over my lifetime and especially in these most recent years, even through a rare and dangerous cancer, stage 3c. Your words of hope, strength and comfort have blessed me beyond words. I was once a church organist, and I know this blessed hymn well. And I have lived it, too, along with you. Lord Jesus, please keep us close to your precious side through it all.


Kathy

Salem, OR, United States

I just sang this to my sweet mom who has Alzheimer's & in the hospital because she started having seizures. This is a scary place for her and she's desperately missing the love of her life for 61 years because my dad had a stroke 2 weeks ago. He is in a rehab center miles from here desperately missing her. They used to sing this together in church when I was growing up. Tomorrow when I go see my dad I will sing it to him. We serve an awesome God who blessed my life with these two wonderful parents & I am trusting Him for their future & changes that lay ahead.

I hope this also encourages anyone who reads this. Time & time again my Lord has never forsaken me during the unknown paths of my life...and He never will.


Ken

Mesa, Arizona, United States

I remember a Wednesday evening in April ten years ago that I sang that song in a midweek prayer service at a church in Ohio. Two days later, my life literally feel apart when my wife left me, which had the effect of thrusting me wholly on the Lord. The song always had deep meaning to me, as many times in the past, God has been there for me. You never know that God is all you need until God is all you have. Since that night of calamity, I have gone through the dark night of the soul over and over again as God has brought me through trial after trial, a heart transplant, End Stage Kidney Disease and yet He touched me again and again with His loving and healing heart; a heart that is kind beyond all measure.


Francisco

Tacoma, WA, United States

I thank the Lord out Savior today for hearing this song and knowing that I'm not alone and not the only one going thru trouble. My wife and I are worried for about 3 years for our oldest boy. He has been in the wrong path. We have worry, cry and blame each other, but we have heard from Christian brothers never, never stop Praying for him. We praise the Lord, His is The Glory, and He does work in ways that we don't always know.


Joyce

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

The Lord led me to this song, this morning, after a couple of nights of muscle spasms and anxiety and I'm relieved in the comfort of these awesome lyrics. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. @ T. Benton. And others, Do not be discouraged. Keep trusting. Christ still knocks on the door of the heart, and as long as it beats, there is hope. God bless.


Carol

Clinton, MA, United States

Dear T. Benton, I was moved by your comment. I am praying for you and your son.


T. Benton

Waco, Texas, United States

My daddy is a Baptist minister and we've sung this hymn as a duet together since before I was in high school and many years into my adulthood. I know it by memory.

I'm hurting so deeply tonight for our 16 year old son who has taken the wrong path and is self-destructing before our eyes. None of our efforts, over 2 years, have helped. I feel lost and hopeless, even as a strong believer.

As I found myself at my piano tonight, flipping through the great hymns, I come to Day by Day. I play through, lifting my voice to God, each verse speaking deeply to my heart and ministering to my brokenness.

Of all the many times I've sung, this is the first time I've truly listened to the message. The words brought so much comfort, so much peace.

I hope it finds it's way to others who's hearts are breaking and in need of a mighty, all-powerful God.