|Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg|
Lina was heartbroken at the loss of her earthly father. At this time, she drew closer to her heavenly father, and was inspired to write hymns. Lina became known as the Fanny Crosby of Sweden, writing over 650 hymns. In 1867 she married C.O. Berg, a merchant from Stockholm. She continued to initial her hymns L.S. (Lina Sandell).
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One of the hymns she was most well-known for was Day by Day. I’m sure that a lifetime of ill health, coupled with the loss of her precious father, helped her form the words of this song. Lina learned that God provided the strength she needed, Day by Day. She didn’t need to look to the future, God was already there.
Day by Day
Karolina W. Sandell-Berg
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.
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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.
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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.
One day is enough to focus on. If the day seems overwhelming, take a section of the day. I have numerous friends in great trials right now. One of these dear women clings to God’s promise in this passage of scripture:
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in Your hand;
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This post is linked to: Word Art Wednesday, Monday Musings, Deep Roots at Home, Fellowship Fridays , A Cherished Keeper, Titus Tuesdays, Hearts4Home Whatever you want Wednesday Faith Filled Friday