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.
Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #60