XXVI. Grant us, O Lord, we humbly pray!

1 Grant us, O Lord, we humbly pray!
The comming year to spend;
The year which we begin this day,
In thee, our God, to end.

2 Our will, our hearts and minds renew,
As time renews each year--
May all we think, or say, or do,
Be done with holy fear.

3 In mercy Lord, we pray forgive
The evils we have done;
And may we to thy glory live
The year that's now begun.

4 Thro' all the year that now is gone
The Lord prov'd always kind!
The love, which God to us has shown,
Is more than we can mind.

5 How many of our fellow-men!
Last year were call'd away;
And we permitted to remain
To see the present day.

6 O may the year, that now commence
Thus prove a year of grace;
And if we should be called hence
May we depart in peace.

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First Line: Grant us, O Lord, we humbly pray!
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Topic: The Circumcision of Christ and New Year; The Circumcision of Christ & New Years
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