1 Grant us, O Lord, we humbly pray!
The comming year to spend;
The year which we begin this day,
In thee, our God, to end.
2 Our will, our hearts and minds renew,
As time renews each year--
May all we think, or say, or do,
Be done with holy fear.
3 In mercy Lord, we pray forgive
The evils we have done;
And may we to thy glory live
The year that's now begun.
4 Thro' all the year that now is gone
The Lord prov'd always kind!
The love, which God to us has shown,
Is more than we can mind.
5 How many of our fellow-men!
Last year were call'd away;
And we permitted to remain
To see the present day.
6 O may the year, that now commence
Thus prove a year of grace;
And if we should be called hence
May we depart in peace.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XXVI