The Glad New Year

Another year has passed away The New Year has begun

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Another year has passed away] (Jones)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Another year has pass’d away,
The New Year has begun;
We hope ‘twill be a happy year
To each and ev’ry one.

A glad new year—a bright new year—has dawn’d upon us all,
May richest blessings day by day upon us freely fall.

2 We’ve said to the old year, “good-bye,”
Its griefs and joys are past;
We’ll try to make this glad New year
Still better than the last. [Refrain]

3 We’ll seek to bless some burden’d life,
Some darken’d heart to cheer;
And deeds of kindness we will do
Each day of all the year. [Refrain]

4 We’ll try to point the lost to Him
Who dwells in light above;
Who will forgive if they believe,
And crown them with His love. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #234

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Another year has passed away The New Year has begun
Title: The Glad New Year
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A glad new year
Notes: German translation: See "Ein ander' Lebensjahr entschwand" by E. C. Magaret
Copyright: Public Domain



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