1 The old year now has passed away;
We thank you, O our God, today
That you have kept us through the year
When danger and distress were near.
2 We pray you, O eternal Son,
Who with the Father reigns as one,
To guard and rule your Christendom
Through all the ages yet to come.
3 Take not your saving Word away,
Which lights and cheers our souls each day.
Abide with us and keep us free
From error and hypocrisy.
4 Oh, help us to forsake all sin,
A new and holier life begin!
Forgive the old year's sins, and bless
The new year with true happiness,
5 Wherein as Christians we may live
Or die in peace that you can give,
To rise again when you will come
And enter your eternal home.
6 There shall we thank you and adore
With all the angels evermore.
Lord Jesus Christ, increase our faith
To praise your name through life and death.
Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #71
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #52||The Old Year Now Hath Passed Away||The old year now hath passed away||WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN||Johann Steuerlein, 1546-1613; Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878||LM||1994||New Year ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #71||The Old Year Now Has Passed Away||The old year now has passed away||HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH ZU UNS WEND||Johann Steurlein; Catherine Winkworth||LM||1993||Name of Jesus/ Presentation | ; New Year ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #5545||The Old Year Now Hath Passed Away||The old year now hath passed away||HERR JESU CHRIST||Catherine Winkworth; Johann Steuerlein||LM||<cite>Sieben und Zwantzigk newe geistliche Gesenge, mit vier Stimmen componiret</cite> (Erfurt, Germany: 1588), translation in <cite>Chorale Book for England</cite>, 1863|