Daily Dependence

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 today.

Lord, my times are in Thy hand;
All my brightest 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 fulfill,
Not my own—my Father’s will.

—Josiah Conder