A Song that haunts me and blesses me…

Here’s a song for ya… 

Tr. A. L. Skoog
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.

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 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,
Til I reach the promised land.

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~ by Rickard on October 21, 2007.

One Response to “A Song that haunts me and blesses me…”

  1. Dad By Day is my favorite hymn and the unofficial Family Hymn of my extended family. The English words were written by Andrew L. Skoog, my grandmother’s cousin. He was a prolific hymn writer and translator, based for must of his career in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. He was the organist and choir director at the First Covenant Church in Minneapolis He also served as an Alderman and City Councilman for the City of Minneapolis

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