Archive for July 27th, 2009

You can subscribe to a doctrine


          without submitting to Divinity


                                                – eab, 3/21/07

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Who is your god?

What has he done

Before your life begun?


Who is your god?

What does he do,

Now that you are you?


Who is your god?

Where will he be,

When the true God opens eternity?

                – eab, 7/28/06

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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 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,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

Caroline (Lina) V Sandell Berg,[1] died this date, 7/27/1903.  She was once known as the “Fanny Crosby of Sweden.”  Her most beloved hymns (in their English translation) include “Day by Day” and “Children of the Heavenly Father.”

[1] May also see her name as Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg

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