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.
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 with Christ the Lord I stand.
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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.


Grieving soul

Such an awesome God we have and what comforting lyrics!!I am in my deepest gloom away from my husband since 2 years and God is only near to me. I have no hope in him but only in God. He has abandoned me and doesn't want to come back to me. I have not been able to read Bible and pray for longer time as my soul is weary and the only best thing that has helped me is listening and singing to hymns of worship and comfort and knowing that I am not alone even in my solitude. He is alive and is with me in every passing moment. All Glory to our eternal God in Christ Jesus.


Mistyrose

I'm grieving deeply at the moment and am in a very dark place where I can't even pray or read God's Word. The darkest and silence is deafening.

But just as I was waking early this morning, God brought this beautiful hymn to my mind that I haven't heard in years and I knew I just had to find the words and try and sing it.

So I found it here and cried my eyes out. Then, as I've read other comments, I've realized that God has worked in much the same way in many lives. People who are in deep pain, God comes to gently in the dark night of the soul and whispers to us to listen to this song as a beautiful reminder of us constant love and care.


BenAlex

Guelph, ON, Canada

I accepted her back with open heart and arms after 2yrs 11 mths and then she left again and almost died in an accident. My help comes the Lord.

This song has been my guiding light and comfort for the last month but more so since October 26 when she almost died in the accident.

"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".


BenAlex

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This song hasbeen very helpful in time deep spiritual battle but I know that my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is ever near me. Yesterday Sunday, October 11, 2015 I played it all day and today I am playing again. I am in a spiritual warfare but I have to put on all the whole amour

"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,"


Anonymous

Canada

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.