1 Arise, my soul, this New Year's Morning
And put away all doubt and fear;
To all who unto God are turning,
He gives His grace from year to year;
He who forever is the same,
Will hear thy prayers in Jesus' name.
2 When sunlight on thy path is falling,
Do not forget His love and care,
Nor shrink when He on thee is calling
With fortitude thy cross to bear;
In gain or loss, in joy or blame,
Give thanks to Him in Jesus' name.
3 Oh, pray, my soul, lest thou shouldst wander
Away from God and lose His rest;
Pray that His voice from heaven yonder
May find a hearing in thy breast,
That thou secure from sin and shame
May'st lead a life in Jesus' name.
4 Though earthly hopes and joys may vanish
And clouds may oft obscure the sun,
My trust in Him I will not banish,
But pray: O God, Thy will be done!
I will His love and grace proclaim
And live and die in Jesus' name.
Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark.
He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada.
He died on July 26, 1948.
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Author: H. A. Timm
Herman Andreas Timm born 28 October 1800. Death 4 november 1866 in Magleby on Amager, where he served as a priest. Psalm Author represented in the Danish Psalmebog for Kirke go Hjem.
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Published in 1657 (see above) WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT is also known as NEUMARK. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in its isorhythmic shape (all equal rhythms) in his cantatas 21, 27, 84, 88, 93, 166, 179, and 197. Many Lutheran composers have also written organ preludes on this tune.
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