December 3, 2023  
Pastor Phil's Top 52 Countdown - Week 15 Hymn Index
Day by Day

Day by Day wasn’t in my Missouri Synod hymnal so the first time I sang it was at Calvary. I like all the verses but verse 3 is my favorite. “Oh what joy to know that you are near me when my burdens grow too great to bear…” And of course, I can never sing it without thinking of J. Ben R. sitting in the second pew singing Day by Day in Swedish. And now he has reached “at last the promised land” where he sings it with the angel choir. “bra gjort trogen tjänare – well done faithful servant.”