Day by day, and with each passing moment

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 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.
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.
Lyndis Lee


Thanks Dave Beam for those wonderful verses. Such a great reminder and edifying help in our meditations.

Dave Beam

Wheelersburg, Ohio, United States

Here are two new verses the Lord just gave me. Enjoy!

In the still of quiet meditation

I consider your providential hand.

And the work, and comfort of your Spirit

Leading me through your perfect plan.

Each step I take, I’m trusting in your promise,

That you’ll stay, here close by my side.

Though this dark, and sometimes frightful journey,

Bring me through, safe to the other side.

On that day, we’ll see you in your splendor,

Unhindered praise and worship will reside.

Through these vessels purged and cleansed forever,

We’ll be complete, your likeness shall shine.

So today, as trial and toil assault us,

And problems loom and seek to pull us down.

Remind us of that coming day of judgment,

Where we will share that glorious crown.

Deborah Berlin

Hampstead, NH - New Hampshire, United States

This my favorite hymn came to mind this morning as I was praying about my fear and excitement for the turning on of my cochlear implant in two days. No matter what the outcome I am confident of my Lord's presence and plan.


So beautiful and strengthening


Port Moresy, NCD, Papua New Guinea

I find myself humming this song when I am down. I know I am not facing my giants alone :)


Cherry Valley, CA, United States

My parents-in-law and Herman and Stella Bly and Tom and Esther Lee were comforted by this song as missionaries to China in the ‘30’s when warlords were fighting each other. The communists were coming down from the NW and the Japanese were coming in from Sea of China, the E. Chiang Kai Shek was on the S and W. There were armies all over and warLords in between. Gus and Elsie Guldseth kept a suitcase packed in case they needed to flee in the night. The last years there only the men allowed to go back and wives and children were separated.

David Guldseth

San Diego, CA, United States

This has been sung in many of our family devotionals. This was sung at a family member Della Evenson Hummel’s funeral as well The John Guldseth family. It is encouraging to think of God as a Father who cares and gives strength and hope each day.

Ellen Doty

Prineville, Oregon, United States

This song helped me cope as I struggled to face each new challenge of caring for my husband before he died of cancer. I first fell in love with this song as a young adult never realizing how precious it would be to me later in life. When I was helping care for my elderly mother I first chose this song to help me endure the heartbreak. But it meant so much more when my husband was so ill and I had no control of what was happening around us. Just knowing that God was there for us to see us through the daily heartbreak helped me.



The words of this song to such beautiful calming melody have reassured me that God is a loving and doting Father who provides for me, watches over me and gives me comfort. Such perfect love.

Achile Ebikwo

Minna, Niger, Nigeria

A cleric sent me a recorded audio of the first verse and I've since been hooked. The lyrics are so rich and deeply rooted in the omnipotence of God.