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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Hymns. V. “Day by day the manna fell”

Josiah Conder (1789–1855)

DAY by day the manna fell;

Oh, to learn this lesson well!

Still, by constant mercy fed,

Give me, Lord, my daily bread.

“Day by day,” the promise reads;

Daily strength for daily needs:

Cast foreboding fears away;

Take the manna of to-day.

Lord, my times are in Thy hand.

All my sanguine hopes have planned

To Thy wisdom I resign,

And would make Thy purpose mine.

Thou my daily task shalt give:

Day by day to Thee I live:

So shall added years fulfil,

Not my own,—my Father’s will.

Fond ambition, whisper not;

Happy is my humble lot.

Anxious, busy cares, away;

I’m provided for to-day.

Oh, to live exempt from care

By the energy of prayer;

Strong in faith, with mind subdued,

Yet elate with gratitude.