With Thee, O Lord, Begins The Year

With thee, O Lord, begins the year

Author: J. M. Neale
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 With Thee, O Lord, begins the year,
With Thee, and with Thy sufferings here;
Thine own example makes it plain,
We too must suffer e’er we reign.

2 By giving up our will and way,
By self denial every day,
O help us thus to spend this year
And all the time Thou giv’st us here!

3 Thy way at first seems hard and rough;
Its end is joy and peace enough:
The land where days and years are o’er
And change and grief come nevermore.

4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13223

Author: J. M. Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: With thee, O Lord, begins the year
Title: With Thee, O Lord, Begins The Year
Author: J. M. Neale
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13223
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The Cyber Hymnal #13223

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