346. Standing At the Portal

1. Standing at the portal
Of the op'ning year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing ev'ry fear;
Spoken thro' the silence
By our Father's voice,
Tender, strong, and faithful,
Making us rejoice.

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His word shall never,
Never pass away.

2. "I, the Lord, am with thee,
Be thou not afraid;
I will help and strengthen,
Be thou not dismayed.
Yea, I will uphold thee
With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen
In My sight to stand." [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Standing at the portal
Title: Standing At the Portal
Author: Arthur H. Mann (1885)
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 6 5 6 5 6 5 D
Topic: Special Occasions: New Year
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward, then, and fear not
Tune Information
Composer: Henry G. Trembath (1893)
Meter: 6 5 6 5 6 5 D
Key: A♭ Major

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