The Old Year And The New

Hush! the year is dying, soft, without a sound

Author: E. S. Elliott
Tune: VESPER (Acfield)
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1 Hush! the year is dying, soft, without a sound;
Snowflakes, shroud-like, lying, on the earth around;
All its strivings over, all its story done;
Now—its memories hover o’er a year begun.

2 Some of us were lonely in its brightest hours,
Sadly whispering, "Only let Thy will be ours!"
Some of us were tired in its summer days;
Weary, we desired gladder, brighter ways.

3 We but seemed repeating changeless rounds of life,
Daily, hourly meeting well known cares and strife;
Life a little colder, fewer loving smiles,
We but growing older, in familiar whiles.

4 Now the year is over, let us braver stand,
Seeking to discover His—our Father’s—hand;
Let us "follow wholly," though our sight be dim;
He would make us holy for a life with Him.

5 Every days He sends us, He Himself prepares;
He Himself attends us through its joys and cares;
His true love beseeching, let us, then draw near;
Seeking guidance, teaching, for the opening year.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10661

Author: E. S. Elliott

Elliott, Emily Elizabeth Steele, third daughter of the late Rev. E. B. Elliott, of Brighton, author of the Horae Apocalypticae was born at Brighton, and now [1887] lives in London. She has contributed hymns, some of which have obtained wide acceptance, to the choir manuals, and Additional Hymns, 1866 (Nos. 8, 34) for use in St. Mark's Church, Brighton; to the Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor, which she edited for six years. Her Chimes of Consecration, a volume of 70 hymns and poems, was published in 1873, and her Chimes for Daily Service in 1880. The latter contains 71 hymns in two parts. The second part of 48 hymns is also published separately as Under the Pillow, for use as a cheap large type hymn-book (with corresponding tune-book)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hush! the year is dying, soft, without a sound
Title: The Old Year And The New
Author: E. S. Elliott
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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