Day by day, and with each passing moment Lyrics
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 bestó
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 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 days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Day by day, and with each passing moment", Oscar Ahnfelt (May 21, 1813-October 22, 1882), was born in Gullarp, Skane, Sweden and became famous as a Pietist, chorsiter, musician and composer. Oscar Ahnfelt composed the music for all of Lina Sandell's hymns.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Day by day, and with each passing moment
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg (October 3, 1832 to July 27, 1903)
Nationality of Author: Swedish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Andrew L. Skoog (1856-1934) translated the hymn from Swedish to English
Name of Composer of Music: Oscar Ahnfelt (May 21, 1813 to October 22, 1882)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find, to meet my trials here"
First Publication Date: 1865