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5 Oh, let our adoration

For all that He hath done,
Peal out beyond the stars of God,

While voice and life are one;
And let our consecration

Be real, and deep, and true;
Oh, even now our hearts shall bow,

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,

,
Who to our life from heaven
All needed strength hath given.
2 The stream of years is flowing,

And we are onward going,
From old to new surviving,

And by His mercy thriving. 3 In woe we often languish,

And pass through times of anguish,
Of wars and trepidation,
Alarming every nat: -7.

4 A faithful mother keepeth

Guard, while her infant sleepeth,
Its fear and grief assuaging,
When angry storms are raging ;-

5 Thus God His children shieldeth,

And full protection yieldeth;
When need and woe distress them,
His loving arms caress them.

6 In vain is all our doing;

The labor we're pursuing
In our hands prosper never,
Unless God watches ever.

7 Our song to Thee ascendeth,

Whose mercy never endeth;
Our thanks to Thee we render,
Who art our strong Defender.

8 O God of mercy ! hear us;

Our Father! be Thou near us;
'Mid crosses and in sadness
Be Thou our Fount of Gladness.

9 To all that bow before Thee,

And for Thy grace implore Thee,
O grant Thy benediction
And patience in affliction.

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,
And of the poor and needy
Be Thou the Helper speedy.

12 Grant help to all afflicted;

And to the souls dejected,
By trouble deeply haunted,
May cheerful thoughts be granted.

13 O Lord! assistance lend us,

Thy Holy Spirit send us,
That He may make us glorious,
And lead to Thee victorious.

14 All this Thy hand bestoweth,

Thou Life, whence our life floweth;
To me and all believers
Grant, Lord, these New Year's favors.

P. Gerhardt.
J. Kelly, Tr.

142
THE year is gone, beyond recall,

With all its hopes and fears,
With all its bright and gladd'ning smiles,

With all its mourners' tears;
Thy thankful people praise Thee,

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;
Defend our land from pestilence;

Give peace and plenteousness;
Forgive this nation's many sins;

The growth of vice restrain;
And help us all with sin to strive,

And crowns of life to gain.
3 From evil deeds that stain the past

We now desire to flee;
And pray that future years may all

Be spent, good Lord, for Thee.
O Father, let Thy watchful eye

Still look on us in love,
That we may praise Thee, year by year,
With angel-host above.

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,
To guard and rule Thy Christendom

Through all the ages yet to come. 3 Take not Thy saving Word away,

Our soul's true comfort, staff, and stay;
Abide with us, and keep us free
From all false doctrines graciously.

4 O help us to forsake all sin,

A new and holy life begin;
From last year's sins, Lord, hide Thy face,
In this new year grant us Thy grace:

5 That as true Christians we may live,

Or die in peace that Thou wilt give,
To rise again when Thou shalt come,
And enter our eternal home.

J. Steuerlein.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

144

I'M
M A pilgrim and will walk with Jesus,

In Him only shall our life be blest;
All the way from doubts and fears He frees

us,

11: He alone keeps heart and mind at rest. : ||

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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. ://

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