1 The old year now hath passed away,
We thank Thee, Christ, our Lord, today,
That Thou has 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 soul's true comfort, staff, and stay;
Abide with us, and keep us free
From all false doctrines graciously.
4 O help us to forsake all sin,
A new and holy life begin;
From last year's sins, Lord, hide thy face,
In this new year grant us Thy grace:
5 That as true Christians we may live,
Or die in peace that Thou wilt give,
To rise again when Thou shalt come,
And enter our eternal home.
|First Line:||The old year now hath passed away|
|Notes:||Translated from "Das alte jahr vergangen ist" Tune: OLD HUNDREDTH|