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New Year. Ps. 52. 1; 65. 11

S. Medley    S.M.

1
Great God! before thy throne
We joyfully appear,
In songs to make thy glories known,
And thus begin the year.

2
[What favours all divine;
What mercies shall we share;
What blessings all around us shine
To open this new year!]

3
Indulgent goodness spares
And still preserves us here,
And bounty all divine prepares
Supplies for this new year.

4
Our follies past forgive;
Our souls divinely cheer;
And help us more to thee to live,
Dear Lord, in this new year.

5
Prepare us for thy will,
Whatever may appear;
And let thy loving-kindness still
Preserve us through the year.

6
Confirm our souls in thee,
In faith and holy fear;
And let a precious Jesus be
Our song through all the year.