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NEW YEAR'S.

HYMN 543. 10s, 5s, & 11s. [243] COME let us anew our journey pursue,

Roll round with the year, And never stand still till the Master appear; His adorable will let us gladly fulfil,

And our talents improve, By the patience of hope, and the labor of love. 2 Our life as a dream, our time as a stream,

Glides swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay:
The arrow is flown, the moment is gone;

The millennial year Rushes on to our view, and eternity's here. 30 that each in the day of His coming may

say,

"I have fought my way through: I have finish'd the work thou didst give me to

do!” O that each from his Lord may receive the

glad word,

“Well and faithfully done! Enter into my joy, and sit down on my

throne !"

HYMN 544. L. M. [244]
ETERNAL source of every joy,
Well may thy praise our lips employ,
While in thy temple we appear,
Whose goodness crowns the circling year.

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2 The flowery spring at thy command,
Embalms the air, and paints the land;
The summer rays with vigor shine,
To raise the corn and cheer the vine.
3 Thy hand in autumn richly pours
Through all our costs redundant stores ;
And winters, soften'd by thy care,
No more a face of horror wear.
4 Seasons and months, and weeks, and days
Demand successive songs of praise:
Still be the cheerful homage paid,
With opening light and evening shade.

HYMN 545. C. M. [244]
SING to the great Jehovah's praise;

All praise to him belongs,
Who kindly lengthens out our days,

Demands our choicest songs.
His providence hath brought us through

Another various year;
We all with vows and anthems

new,
Before our God appear.
2 Father, thy mercies past we own,

Thy still continued care:
To thee presenting, through thy Son,

Whate'er we have or are.
Our lips and lives shall gladly show

The wonders of thy love,
While on in Jesus' steps we go

To seek thy face above. 3 Our residue of days or hours,

Thine, wholly thine, shall be ;
And all our consecrated powers,

A sacrifice to thee;
Till Jesus in the clouds appear,

To saints on earth forgiven,

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And bring the grand sabbatic year,

The jubilee of heaven.

HYMN 546. H. M.

THE Lord of earth and sky,

The God of ages praise !
Who reigns enthron’d on high,

Ancient of endless days!
Who lengthens out our trials here,
And spares us yet another year.
2 Barren and wither'd trees,

We cumber'd long the ground !
No fruit of holiness

On our dead souls was found !
Yet doth he us in mercy spare,
Another, and another year.
3 When justice bar'd the sword,

To cut the fig-tree down,
The pity of the Lord

Cried, “Let it still alone!”
The Father mild inclines his ear,
And spares us yet another year.
4 Jesus, thy speaking, blood,

From God obtain'd the grace;
Who therefore hath bestow'd

On us a longer space;
Thou didst in our behalf appear,
And lo! we see another year!
5 Then dig about the root,

Break up our fallow ground,
And let our gracious fruit

To thy great praise abound; O, let us all thy praise declare, And fruit unto perfection bear.

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2 Silent and slow they glide away;

HYMN 547. L. M. [442]
GREAT God, we sing that mighty hand
By which supported still we stand:
The opening year thy mercy shows;
Let mercy crown it till it close.
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
Still we are guarded by our God:
By his incessant bounty fed,
By his unerring counsel led.
3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
The future-all to us unknown-
We to thy guardian care commit,
And peaceful leave before thy feet.
4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
Be thou our joy, and thou our rest';
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise,
Adored through all our changing days.

HYMN 548. L. M. [439]
GOD of eternity, from thee

Did infant Time his being draw; Moments, and days, and months and years

Revolve by thine unvaried law,

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Steady and strong the current flows, Lost in eternity's wide sea

The boundless gulf from whence it rose, 3 With it the thoughtless sons of men

Upon the rapid streams are borne, Swift on to their eternal home,

Whence not one soul can e'er return. 4 Yet, while the shore, on either side,

Presents a gaudy flattering show, We gaze, in fond amazement lost,

Nor think to what a world we go.

5 Great Source of wisdom, teach my heart

To know the price of every hour; That time may bear me on to joys, Beyond its measure and its power,

HYMN 549. C. M. [439] AND now my soul, another year

Of thy short life is past; I cannot long continue here

And this may be my last.
2 Much of my hasty life is gone,

Nor will return again;
And swift my passing moments run,

The few that yet remain.
3 Awake, my soul ; with utmost care

Thy true condition learn : What are thy hopes? how sure? how fair?

What is thy great concern ? 4 Behold, another year begins;

Set out afresh for heaven;
Seek pardon for my former sins,
In Christ so freely given.

HYMN 550. L. M. [440]
OUR Helper, God, we bless his name,
Whose love forever is the same;
The tokens of whose gracious care
Begin, and crown, and close the year,
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 bath led us on ;
Thus far we make his mercy known;
And while we tread this desert land,
New mercies shall new songs demand,

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