Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Day by Day

As I was listening to the words of the songs and the pastor's sermon on Sunday, I thought of a song. It is a song that helped me through many rough times in college. So I finally had a moment to look up the words today and something hit me. Jesus was willing to come to earth and take on the the punishment for my sins. And God is my heavenly Father. As a parent I would do anything to take pain away from my children. However, there are times when we must allow them to go through pain or unpleasant times to teach them something or for their health (i.e. shots, blood tests, etc.) I'm sure God feels the same way about us. Here is the song.

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's 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.

Everyday 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 Counselor and Power
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 day, the moments fleeting,
'Til I reach the promised land.
© Public Domain
Words and Music by
Lina Sandell and A. L. Skoog

1 comment:

Robin said...

I found your comment on Nathan and Trisha blog and followed you here.

Just wanted to say that Day by Day is one of my favorite hymns and it has been an encouragement to me also!