As thy days, so shall thy strength be.@Deuteronomy 33:25
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Victor H. Benke (1872-1904)

Eben E. Rexford, 1900.

Victor H. Benke (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

My Father, this I ask of Thee;
Knowing that Thou wilt grant the plea—
For this, and only this, I pray
Strength for today—just for today.

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Strength for each trial and each task,
What more, my Father, should I ask?
Just as I need it, day by day,
Strength for my weakness—this I pray.

I do not ask a lifted load,
Nor for a smooth and thornless road;
Simply for strength enough to bear
Life’s daily burdens anywhere.

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Strength for the present hour and need—
This given, then I’m blest indeed;
For each day, as it comes, will bring
Sufficient strength for anything.

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Strength for today, that I may make
Some sad souls glad, for Jesus’ sake;
Then they, with me, at eve shall say,
Thank God for strength He gave today.

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