This must be the spring for old hymns: 😀 I awoke this morning humming a song to myself, and realized after a while that the second stanza is especially relevant right now. (Is “relevant” still an OK word to use in my circles?)
- 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.
Father God, Thank you (again) for being so involved in the everyday aspects of our lives as Your children. Fortify my trust in You. You decide. I’ll follow.
Fill me with the spirit of power, of love, of sound thinking you provide (2 Tim. 1.7)