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The Mission Hymnal, Enlarged Edition, 1913003
My Father, This I Ask of TheeEben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
003Just for TodayVictor H. Benke, 1900Long Meter with Refrain (8.8.8.8.D.)

1My Father, this I ask of Thee;
Knowing that Thou wilt grant the plea,–
For this, and only this, I pray,
Strength for today– just for today.
Strength for each trial and each task,
What more, my Father, should I ask?
Just as I need it, day by day, Strength for my weakness,– this I pray.
2I do not ask a lifted load,
Nor for a smooth and thornless road;
Simply for strength enough to bear
Life’s daily burdens anywhere.
3Strength for the present hour and need–
This given, then I’m blest indeed,
For each day, as it comes, will bring
Sufficient strength for anything.
4Strength for today, that I may make
Some sad souls glad, for Jesus’ sake;
Then they, with me, at eve shall say,
Thank God for strength He gave today.
1 John5:14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

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