As Thy Days Thy Strength Shall Be

"As thy days thy strength shall be!" This should be enough for thee

Author: Frances Ridley Havergal (1859)
Tune: GOTT SEI DANK
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1 "As thy days thy strength shall be!"
This should be enough for thee,
He who knows thy frame will spare
Burdens more than thou canst bear.

2 When thy days are veiled in night,
Christ shall give thee heavenly light;
Seem they wearisome and long,
Yet in Him thou shalt be strong.

3 Cold and wintry though they prove,
Thine, the sunshine of His love;
Or, with fervid heat oppressed,
In His shadow thou shalt rest.

4 When thy days on earth are past,
Christ shall call thee home at last,
His redeeming love to praise,
Who hath strengthened all thy days.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10586

Author: Frances Ridley Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

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First Line: "As thy days thy strength shall be!" This should be enough for thee
Title: As Thy Days Thy Strength Shall Be
Author: Frances Ridley Havergal (1859)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Source: Sunday Magazine, July 1867
Language: English
Notes: The New Year’s Bells were ringing in St. Nicholas’ Church close to our Rectory (Worcester). I was sleeping with my sister Maria; she roused me to hear them and quoted the text As thy days thy strength shall be, as a New Year’s Motto. I did not answer, but presently returned it to her in rhyme (the two first verses, I think). She was pleased, so I finished it the next day and gave it to her. The last verse, with a slight alteration, was placed by my cousins on Aunt Iz­ard’s tombstone, 1868. The Ha­ver­gal Man­u­scripts Julian, p. 85.
Copyright: Public Domain

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