Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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)
Refrain First Line: Onward, then, and fear not
Meter: 6 5 6 5 6 5 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Topic: Special Occasions: New Year
Tune Information
Composer: Henry G. Trembath (1893)
Meter: 6 5 6 5 6 5 D
Key: A♭ Major

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us