Friday, September 28, 2012

A Friday Slowdown

This old hymn by Lina Sandell is a precious one. Please take time to read these words and meditate today on how He strengthens us day by day. If you would like to hear the hymn, there is a video below these lyrics. I was able to find one that is very pretty, and has lovely photos of our Father's workmanship.

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 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 is the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in every tribulation
so to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
that I loose 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,
'Til I reach the promised land.

Have a blessed weekend, my friends!

1 comment:

CATachresis said...

Thank you! I have shared this on facebook x