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5 Oh, let our adoration
For all that He hath done,
While voice and life are one;
Be real, and deep, and true;
And joyful vows renew.
6 Now onward, ever onward,
From strength to strength we go, While grace for grace abundantly
Shalĩ from His fulness flow, To glory's full fruition,
From glory's foretaste here, Until His very presence crown Our happiest New Year.
F. R. Havergal.
141 NOW let us come before Him, With songs and prayers adore Him,
And we are onward going,
And by His mercy thriving. 3 In woe we often languish,
And pass through times of anguish,
4 A faithful mother keepeth
Guard, while her infant sleepeth,
5 Thus God His children shieldeth,
And full protection yieldeth;
6 In vain is all our doing;
The labor we're pursuing
7 Our song to Thee ascendeth,
Whose mercy never endeth;
8 O God of mercy ! hear us;
Our Father! be Thou near us;
9 To all that bow before Thee,
And for Thy grace implore Thee,
10 With richest blessing crown us;
In all our ways, Lord! own us; Give grace, who grace bestowest, To all, e'en to the lowest.
11 To all forlorn be Father ;
Thy erring children gather,
12 Grant help to all afflicted;
And to the souls dejected,
13 O Lord! assistance lend us,
Thy Holy Spirit send us,
14 All this Thy hand bestoweth,
Thou Life, whence our life floweth;
With all its hopes and fears,
With all its mourners' tears;
Lord, for countless gifts received; And pray for grace to keep the faith
Which saints of old believed.
2 To Thee we come, O gracious Lord,
The newborn year to bless;
Give peace and plenteousness;
The growth of vice restrain;
And crowns of life to gain.
We now desire to flee;
Be spent, good Lord, for Thee.
Still look on us in love,
From the Latin.
F. Pott, Tr.
143 THE old year now hath passed away,
We thank Thee, Christ, our Lord, today, That Thou hast kept us through the year,
When danger and distress were near. 2 We pray Thee, O Eternal Son,
Who with the Father reign'st as One,
Through all the ages yet to come. 3 Take not Thy saving Word away,
Our soul's true comfort, staff, and stay;
4 O help us to forsake all sin,
A new and holy life begin;
5 That as true Christians we may live,
Or die in peace that Thou wilt give,
In Him only shall our life be blest;
11: He alone keeps heart and mind at rest. : ||
2 Seas, lands, vales, and mountains firm abid
ing, Joyful I traverse, held by His hand; But for this, my Savior's loving guiding,
11: I could never reach the promised land. : ||
3 When I sleep He keepeth guard around me;
When I wake He is my strength and stay; He takes care that nothing shall confound me, 18 : Leads me right when doubtful is the
way.: 11 4 In Him ever would I be abiding,
In Him meat and drink and peace I have, In His gracious arms my place of hiding;
11 : Soul and body both His love will save. ://