One Day At A Time | In Loving Memory Poems

One Day At A Time
(In Loving Memory Poems)

ONE DAY at a time
with its failures and fears ..
With its hurts and mistakes
with its weakness and tears.

With its portion of pain
and its burden of care ..
One day at a time we must
meet and must bear.

One day at a time to be
patient and strong ..
To be calm under trial and
sweet under wrong.

Then its toiling shall pass
and its sorrow shall cease ..
It shall darken and die
and the night shall
bring peace.

One day at a time
but the day is so long ..
And the heart is not brave
and the soul is not strong.

O Thou merciful Christ
be Thou near all the way ..
Give courage and patience
and strength for the day.

Swift cometh His answer
so clear and so sweet ..
“Yea, I will be with thee
thy troubles to meet.

I will not forget thee
nor fail thee, nor grieve ..
I will not forsake thee
I never will leave.”

Not yesterday’s load we
are called on to bear ..
Nor the morrow’s uncertain
and shadowy care.

Why should we look forward
or back with dismay? ..
Our needs, as our mercies
are but for the day.

One day at a time
and the day is His day ..
He hath numbered its hours
though they haste or delay.

His grace is sufficient
we walk not alone ..
As the day, so the strength
that He giveth His own.


– Annie Johnson Flint