New Year's Day

Once more the constant sun, revolving round his sphere

Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Once more the constant sun, revolving round his sphere,
His steady course has run, and brings another year:
He rises, sets, but goes not back;
Nor ever quits his destined track.

2 Hence let believers learn to keep a forward pace;
Be this our main concern, to finish well our race.
Backslidings shun, with patience press
Towards the sun of righteousness.

3 What now shall be our task? or rather what our prayer?
What good thing shall we ask, to prosper this New Year?
With one accord our hearts we'll lift;
And ask our Lord some New Year's gift.

4 No trifling gift or small should friends of Christ deisre;
Rich Lord, bestow on all pure gold, well tried by fire;
Faith that stands fast; when devils roar;
And love which lasts for evermore.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Text Information

First Line: Once more the constant sun, revolving round his sphere
Title: New Year's Day
Language: English

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Hymns: composed on various subjects (4th ed., Rev. and Corr.) #16

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d207

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