New Year

Great God, before thy throne We joyfully appear

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God! before thy throne
We joyfully appear,
In songs to make thy glories known,
And thus begin the year.

2 [What favours all divine;
What mercies shall we share;
What blessings all around us shine
To open this new year!]

3 Indulgent goodness spares
And still preserves us here,
And bounty all divine prepares
Supplies for this new year.

4 Our follies past forgive;
Our souls divinely cheer;
And help us more to thee to live,
Dear Lord, in this new year.

5 Prepare us for thy will,
Whatever may appear;
And let thy loving-kindness still
Preserve us through the year.

6 Confirm our souls in thee,
In faith and holy fear;
And let a precious Jesus be
Our song through all the year.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #499

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God, before thy throne We joyfully appear
Title: New Year
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #499

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #508

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1203

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