Saturday, August 9, 2014

One Day at a Time


One Day at a Time

One day at a time, with its failures and fears, 
With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears, 
With its portion of pain and its burden of care; 
One day at a time we must meet and must bear. 

One day at a time to be patient and strong, 
To be calm under trial and sweet under wrong; 
Then its toiling shall pass and its sorrow shall cease; 
It shall darken and die, and the night shall bring peace. 

One day at a time - but the day is so long, 
And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong, 
O Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way; 
Give courage and patience and strength for the day. 

Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet; 
"Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet; 
I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve; 
I will not forsake thee; I never will leave." 

Not yesterday's load we are called on to bear, 
Nor the morrow's uncertain and shadowy care; 
Why should we look forward or back with dismay? 
Our needs, as our mercies, are but for the day. 

One day at a time, and the day is His day; 
He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay. 
His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone; 
As the day, so the strength that He giveth His own. 

Annie Johnson Flint

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