|Text:||The Old Year Now hath Passed Away|
|Author (attributed to):||Johann Steuerlein|
|Tune:||HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH|
1 The old year now hath passed away;
We thank Thee, O our God, today
That Thou hast kept us through the year
When danger and distress were near.
2 We pray Thee, O eternal Son,
Who with the Father reign’st as One,
To guard and rule Thy Christendom
Through all the ages yet to come.
3 Take not Thy saving Word away,
Our souls’ true comfort, staff, and stay.
Abide with us and keep us free
From errors, foll'wing only Thee.
4 Oh, help us to forsake all sin,
A new and holier course begin!
Mark not what once was done amiss;
A happier, better year be this,
5 Wherein as Christians we may live
Or die in peace that Thou canst give,
To rise again when Thou shalt come
And enter Thine eternal home.
6 There shall we thank Thee and adore
With all the angels evermore.
Lord Jesus Christ, increase our faith
To praise Thy name through life and death.
|First Line:||The old year now hath passed away|
|Title:||The Old Year Now hath Passed Away|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1863)|
|Author (attributed to):||Johann Steuerlein (1538)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: New Year|
|Name:||HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH|
|Source:||"Cantionale Germanicum," Dresden, 1628|