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Now a new year opens

Now a new year opens

Author: S. Childs Clarke
Tune: UPTON PYNE
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Now a new year opens,
Now we newly turn
To the holy Saviour,
Lessons fresh to learn.

2 This the holy lesson
On the year's first day;
Jesus by obedience
Teaches to obey.

3 Of Thy cross thus early,
Tokens Thou dost give;
By Thy wounds Thou healest;
By Thy death we live.

4 Not to suffer only,
Jesus, didst Thou come,
But to leave us way-marks
Pointing to our home.

5 In Thy blessed footsteps
Ever may we tread;
Safe when keeping near thee,
By Thy Spirit led.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: S. Childs Clarke

Clarke, Samuel Childs, M.A., born Jan. 6, 1821, and educated at Queen's College and St Mary Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A., 1844, and M.A. 1846. On taking Holy Orders he became successively Curate of Thorverton, and of Dawlish, Devon ; Vicar of St. Thomas by-Launceston, and Head Master of the Launceston Grammar School, and Vicar of Thorverton, 1875; and Hon. Sec. of the Exeter Board of Education. Mr. Clarke has published some educational works: Thoughts in Verse from a Village Churchman's Note Book, 1848, and Services of Song for Christmas, Passiontide, Ascension, Harvest (S. P. C. K. catalogue), Advent, Eastertide, Missionary, Flower, and Children's Services. These Services of Song have been sanctioned for use in churches by the Bishops of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now a new year opens
Author: S. Childs Clarke
Meter: 6.5.6.5
Language: English

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10702
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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