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.
Alexander Hartley

Brookfield, MO, United States

Psalm 121:1&2

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Thank you for uploading this beautiful hymn it gives me comfort in times of my own trials and tribulation. It is so beautiful what the Lord can do in a person faced with tragedy. Ms. Carolina Sandell rest in peace with our Holy Father and thank you for your gift.


Washington, IL, United States

Thank you for your contribution, Anna Lara

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

The translator of this hymn’s text was Andrew L. Skoog. He was born December 17, 1856 and died October 30, 1934 in Minneapolis Minnesota. His parents were Pietists and he grew up in the Evangelical Covenant denomination—a radical pietistic religion of Lutheran roots. He began to be a tailor’s apprentice at the early age of 10. Then his family emigrated to Saint Paul, Minnesota when Andrew was 13 years old. The only formal music training he had was 12 lessons on a melodeon—a small reed organ in which a bellows draws air inward through the reeds.

He was also an organist, choir director, and Sunday School superintendent in the Swedish Tabernacle, Minneapolis (1886-1916). Skoog was co-editor of several hymnals and was in an editorial committee of Covenant’s first three hymnals. He edited and published a choir journal (The Gittit) with music; a series of 10 bound volumes of choir selections and many hymns.

J. Irving Erickson (DNAH Archives).

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Carolina Sandell (1823-1903), is better known as Lina Sandell, the “Fanny Crosby of Sweden. ” Lina Wilhelmina Sandell Berg was the daughter of a Lutheran pastor to whom she was very close; she wrote hymns, partly to cope with the fact that she witnessed his tragic death by drowning.

Many of her 650 hymns were used in the revival services of Carl O. Rosenius; a number of them gained popularity, particularly because of the musical settings, written by gospel singer Oskar Ahnfelt.

Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish soprano, underwrote the cost of publishing, a collection of Ahnfelt’s music, (Andeliga Sänger -1850) which consisted mainly of Sandell’s hymn texts.

Bert Polman


IN, United States

This song was on my heart this week as I struggled with some decisions. God is right there walking with me every step of the way.


Altamont, New York, United States

This song brought me out of a stroke when I was lying in bed 🛌 n the hospital, going in and out of consciousness the doctor and the nurses told me that I was singing, I asked them what was I singing and they told me that the song was day by day, they caught the stroke in time to reverse it, and I made this song my promise to always never to forget who God is. Now I’m facing cancer and this song will take me through my trials, In God I trust as I wake to see another day.


Trafalgar, IN, United States

I agree with every comment here. Yes, I have wonderful memories of this and so many other songs that have kept my heart much more steady than it would’ve been without them. Every word of this song says everything about how to face difficulties. It just puts it into perspective so well, when the difficulties come and how the Lord looks at them and wants us to look at them as well

Helen Jones

This hymn says what I mean.

Sharon Cabe

Tigard, OR, United States

I learned this song by heart as a child. My mom loved to play and sing hymns and I loved singing with her! The Lord has been bringing back all these hymns I learned years ago to encourage me in difficult days recently. The words to this song are His Words to me today! The Lord keeps His promises; He will not forget. I will trust in Him!