The Year Now Hastens To Its End

The year now hastens to its end

Author: E. Boye; Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Tune: GADE
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The year now hastens to its end,
Bleak is the countryside;
A sad farewell in song I send
The fleeting summertide.

2 Soon howls the winter's stormy voice,
Things wither and decay;
Let nature rest, I will rejoice
In God who lives for aye.

3 The sun is cutting short its trail,
The night prolongs its sway;
God's mighty arm shall never fail,
His wisdom never stray.

4 The fading leaves in colors glow
And soon are tossed about;
God's love for me while here below
I nevermore will doubt.

5 I know where joy has still a home,
When barren fields are white,
'Tis under heaven's starry dome
With angel chorus bright.

6 I know where I for hope may flee
When nature fadeth here,
On Golgotha, my Savior's tree
Stands verdant through the year.

7 With dropping leaves in autumn's rain,
Let flowers fade and fall;
My faith in Him shall still retain
Its leaves and flowers all.

8 He pledges me eternal life,
Though winter storms assail;
He broke the tomb and won the strife,
His promise cannot fail.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #66

Author: E. Boye

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Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The year now hastens to its end
Title: The Year Now Hastens To Its End
Danish Title: Dybt haelder Aaret i sin Gang
Author: E. Boye
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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