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2 Amid ten thousand snares we stand, Supported by his guardian hand; And see, when we review our ways, Ten thousand monuments of praise. 3 Thus far his arm hath led us on;
Thus far we make his mercy known;
Our grateful souls on Jordan's shore
Close of the Year.
1 AWAKE, ye saints, and raise your eyes, And lift your voices high;
Awake, and praise that sovereign love
2 On all the wings of time it flies;
3 Not many years their rounds shall run, Nor many mornings rise,
Ere all its glories stand revealed
4 Ye wheels of nature, speed your course;
Fast as ye bring the night of death,
Close of the Year.
1 REMARK, my soul, the narrow bound
How swift the weeks complete their round!
2 So fast eternity comes on,
When all that mortal life hath done
3 Yet like an idle tale we pass
4 Awake, O God, my careless heart
5 So shall their course more grateful roll,
New Year's Day.
1 WHILE, with ceaseless course, the sun
They have done with all below:
But how little none can know.
2 As the wingéd arrow flies,
Speedily the mark to find;
Darts, and leaves no trace behind ;-
Bear us down life's rapid stream:
All below is but a dream.
3 Thanks for mercies past receive;
5s & 12s.
The new Year.
1 COME, let us anew
And never stand still till the Master appear;
Let us gladly fulfil,
And our talents improve
By the patience of hope, and the labor of love.
2 Our life is a dream;
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay:
Rushes on to our view, and eternity 's near.
3 0 that each, in the day
Of his coming, may say,
"I have fought my way through;
I have finished the work thou didst give me to do;" O that each from his Lord
May receive the glad word,
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne.”
A Song for the opening Year.
1 GREAT God, we sing that mighty hand,
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
5 When death shall close our earthly songs,
New Year. Providential Goodness.
1 GOD of our lives, thy various praise
2 To thee shall grateful songs arise,
3 In every scene of life, thy care,
4 Still may thy love, in every scene,
5 If mercy smile, let mercy bring
New Year. Prayer for a Blessing.
2 From all the guilt of former sin
3 Send down thy Spirit from above,
4 And when before thee we appear,
May growing numbers worship here,
SHORTNESS OF TIME.
Brevity and Frailty of Life.
Yet foolish mortals vainly strive
2 Our days run thoughtlessly along,
And, ever hastening to the tomb,
3 God from on high invites us home;
4 Draw us, O God, with sovereign grace,