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New Year's Hymn

O Lord, by thy supporting hand

Tune: KING OF KINGS (Martin)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Lord, by thy supporting hand,
We enter on another year;
And now we meet at thy command,
To seek thy gracious presence here.

2 Have mercy on our numerous youth,
Who young in years are old in sin;
and by thy spirit and thy truth,
Show them the state their souls are in.

3 Then, by a Savior's dying love
To every wounded heart revealed,
Temptations, fears, and guilt remove,
And be their sun, and strength, and shield.

4 To mourners speak a cheering word,
On seeking souls vouchsafe to shine;
Let poor backsliders be restored,
And all thy saints in praises join.

5 O hear our prayer and give us hope,
That when thy voice shall call us home,
Thou still wilt raise a people up,
To love and praise thee in our room.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, by thy supporting hand
Title: New Year's Hymn
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10704
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #10704

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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