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Hymn History:  Day by Day.   Karolina Sandell, born on October 3, 1832 at  Froderyd, Sweden. She was a daughter of the pastor of the parish church of that

community.  Being  a  frail  youngster,

she  usually  preferred  to  spend her

time in her father's study rather than to

join her comrades in play.

When she was twenty-six years of age,

she  accompanied  her  father  on  a

journey  to  Gothenburg,  but  tragedy

occurred before the destination was reached. The ship gave a sudden lurch and Lina's father fell overboard and drowned before the eyes of his devoted daughter. From this experience came the precious hymn:  Day by Day.

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  • The Lyrics:  Day by Day.

​​Verse 1  
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,
Give unto each day what He deems best;
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Verse 2
Ev'ry 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 Pow'r.
The protection of His child and treasure,
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
"As your days, your strength shall be in measure,"
This the pledge to me He made.

Verse 3
Help me then in ev'ry tribulation,
So to trust Your promises, O Lord;
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation,
Offered me within Your 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