Come, let us anew Our journey pursue, Roll round with the year

Come, let us anew Our journey pursue, Roll round with the year

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 486 hymnals

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1 Come, let us anew our journey pursue,
Roll round with the year,
Roll round with the year,
And never stand still till the Master appear.
His adorable will let us gladly fulfill,
And our talents improve,
And our talents improve,
By the patience of hope, and the labor of love.

2 Our life is a dream, our time, as a stream,
Glides swiftly away,
Glides swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay,
The arrow is flown, the moment is gone;
The millennial year
The millennial year
Rushes on to our view, and eternity’s here.

3 O that each in the day of His coming may say,
“I have fought my way through,
I have fought my way through;
I have finished the work thou didst give me to do!”
O that each from his Lord may receive the glad word,
“Well and faithfully done,
Well and faithfully done!
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne!”

Source: Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2 and 3 Combined: Tryout Edition #22a

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >


Come, let us anew, Our journey pursue, Roll round, &c. C. Wesley. [New Year.] This popular hymn is much used by the Methodists at their Watchnight and Covenant Services, and is widely known in all English-speaking countries. It was first published as No. 5 of 7 hymns in a penny tract, entitled Hymns for New Years Day, mdccl., and is in 3 stanzas of 8 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi. p. 14). In 1760 it was adopted by M. Madan, in 1776, by Toplady, and later on by others in the Church of England; by J. Wesley in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 45, and by Nonconformists generally.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns and Psalms #354

Singing the Faith #460

The Baptist Hymnal #700


The Cyber Hymnal #897

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