Goodbye To The Old Year

The sleigh bells jingle in their glee

Author: Minot J. Savage
Tune: [The sleigh bells jingle in their glee]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The sleigh bells jingle in their glee,
The joyous children shout;
And so with harmless revelry,
The good old year goes out;
For God, who in the year gone by
Hath blessed us every day,
And led us through its flowery path,
And winter’s snowy way.

Refrain:
The sleigh bells jingle in their glee,
The joyous children shout;
And so with harmless revelry,
The good old year goes out.

2 Our hearts are merry as the bells,
While, with our voices clear,
We sing the song that hope foretells,
And welcome the New Year.
For God, who in the year gone by
Did bless us every day,
Will lead us in the steps we take
Along our forward way. [Refrain]

3 Then jingle, jingle, clear and sweet,
Each voice and bell in tune;
The years run on with hurrying feet,
Now winter, and now June.
But God doth give us all the year,
And all the years we’ll sing,
They lead us to a country where
The whole year long is spring. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12439

Author: Minot J. Savage

Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty. 2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer. 3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sleigh bells jingle in their glee
Title: Goodbye To The Old Year
Author: Minot J. Savage
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The sleigh bells jingle in their glee
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12439
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The Cyber Hymnal #12439

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