New Year. Ps. 31. 15

J. Newton   L.M.

Upheld by thy supporting hand,
We pass, O Lord, from year to year;
And still we meet, at thy command,
To seek thy gracious presence here.

Oft feed us, Lord, beneath this vine,
Through the new year with heavenly bread;
Oft clothe thy word with power divine,
To break the rocks and raise the dead.

Oft by a Saviour’s dying love,
To many a wounded heart revealed,
Temptations, fears, and guilt remove,
And be our Sun, and Strength, and Shield.