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C.M.D. 1. THE old year's long campaign is o'er,
Behold a new begun ;
Not yet the triumph won.
We hear our Captain say,
Ye children of the day.
Bright hope on every helm ;
And this no fear o'erwhelm.
Of Him who led the way ;
Ye children of the day.”
We will not fear nor fly;
His death we hope to die.
“Toil on while toil ye may,
Ye children of the day.”
Thine own sustain, defend;
Thy true light to the end ;
And night be swept away,
S. J. Stone,
The New Year.
IO. IO. IO. IO.
HOUSE of our God with hymns of gladness ring,
While all our lips and hearts His praises sing ! The opening year His mercies shall proclaim,
And all its days shall celebrate His name.
Shines with the glory of His unveiled face,
Tell of His goodness, which no ending knows. 3. O Earth, enlightened by His rays divine,
Stored by His hand with corn and oil and wine,
From shore to shore the song of ceaseless praise. 4. O Church, His chosen dwelling and delight,
Graven on His hands, and precious in His sight,
Which sheds on thee the brightness of His face. 5. Burst into praise, my soul ! and evermore
Through changing life thy changeless God adore ;
P. Doddridge and J. Ellerton,
The Old and the New.
RING out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
Ring, happy bells, across the snow :
The year is going, let him go;
3. Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more ;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
And ancient forms of party strife,
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
The civic slander and the spite ;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold ;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
of peace. 7. Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
1. WELCOME from God, O glad new year !
Thy paths all yet untrod,
O glad new-year of God !
Of stars by night revealed,
By winter's snow concealed.
3. Another year of summer's glow,
Of autumn's gold and brown,
The branches weighing down.
That better is than play ;
More sweet from day to day.
And childhood's blessed ways ;
And poet's tender lays.
At every moment spread;
The voices of the dead.
7. Another year to follow hard
Where better souls have trod;
J. W. Chadwick.
ANOTHER year is dawning ;
Dear Master, let it be,
Another year with Thee !
Of faithfulness and grace;
3. Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Of witness for Thy love ;
For holier work above.
is dawning ;
Frances R. Havergal.
The New-born Year.
1. BREAK, new-born year, on glad eyes, break !
Melodious voices move !
The Father cease to love.
2. The parted year had wingèd feet;
The Saviour still doth stay :
Thou goest not away.
But, Lord, Thy smile still beams;
But pardoning grace still streams,
More glory, more delight !
Its days with Thee more bright !