Scripture Verse

As thy days, so shall thy strength be. Deuteronomy 33:25

Introduction

Words: Mrs. E. P. Han­dy, in Songs of Sav­ing Pow­er, ed­it­ed by John Mc­Phail (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Clay­ton F. Sum­my, 1890).

Music: Ar­ranged from A. B. Car­gile (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Han­dy or Car­gile’s full name, or where to get good pic­tures of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Strength for today, Father, strength for today,
Strength to be holy, to walk in Thy way;
Strength for the keeping my robes undefiled,
Strength to be humble, as seemeth Thy child.

Refrain

Strength for today, Father, strength for today;
Strength in our war against sin;
That when our city comes down from the skies,
We may all enter in.

Strength in temptation to turn from the snare,
Strength to be constant and earnest in prayer;
Patient in well doing, faithful in heart;
Never, O Lord, from Thy truth to depart.

Refrain

Strength for the crosses Thou giv’st me to bear,
Resting my heart on Thy fatherly care;
Trusting, although I may not understand;
Knowing that Thou all my goings hast planned.

Refrain

Strength to shun evil, to cleave to the right,
Strength that my rush-light burn clearly and bright;
Strength that I bring no reproach on Thy name;
Looking to Jesus, Thy promise I claim.

Refrain