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Archive for October 3rd, 2009

Sinful pleasures –

          none for Christians.

 

Social pleasures –

          limited for Christians.

 

Spiritual pleasures –

          ALL YOU WANT.

 

– eab, 12/89

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A S K

Lord, I’m sorry you see the filled flask.

Looking at sinful men is a task.

You invited them to ask of You,

But they refuse to Ask. 

 

Lord, I’m sorry that every long week,

You must again see the unturned cheek.

You invited them to seek from You,

But they refuse to Seek.

 

Lord, I’m sorry for the goat-filled-flock

You observe all around the clock.

You invited them to knock to you,

But they refuse to Knock.

          – eab, 10/3/07

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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.

Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell –Berg aka Lina Berg was born this date, 10/3/1832, Fröderyd, Småland, Swe­den where her father, Jo­nas San­dell, pas­tored the Lu­ther­an church.  She was known as the “Fan­ny Cros­by of Swe­den” writing some 650 hymns among which  “Day By Day” remains one of the best known.  She willingly shared the credit for her hymns’ popularity, giving a nod to Oscar Arnfelt to whose music some were sung.  In 1867 she married C. O. Berg a Stock­holm businessman.  Lina Sandell –Berg died 7/27/1903, at Stock­holm, Swe­den.

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