Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another Year is Dawning

You might not be familiar with these words. I wasn't when I was looking for a hymn to put on today. We have a book of hymns called Amazing Grace and it gives one hymn per day of the year. I looked at January first thinking about some New Year hymn. I found this and I looked it up on net hymnal. When the music started playing it was the same tune as "The Church's One Foundation." (Look for this hymn next week.) The music was written by Samuel Wesley, the grandson of the famous Charles Wesley.

Another Year is Dawning
by Frances Ridley Havergal

Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in Heaven, another year for Thee.

“Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and year.”
Genesis 1:14


Kristin said...

Beautiful words. I'm going to print this and put it in my Christmas scrapbook.

Raya said...

Oh...beautiful song!