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Let me think how Thy dear Son

To His glory came,
And in deepest woe pray on;
“Glorify Thy name.”

L. Tuttiett. 738 13,13,13,14, or 78,6s. 81. Irregular.

FROM glory unto glory!

Be this our joyous song;
As on the King's own highway,

We bravely march along.
From glory unto glory!

O word of stirring cheer,
As dawns the solemn brightness of

Another glad New Year.

2 The fullness of His blessing

Encompasseth our way ;
The fullness of His promises

Crowns every bright’ning day ;
The fullness of His glory,

Is beaming from above,
While more and more we learn to know

The fullness of His love.

3 And closer yet and closer

The golden bonds shall be,
Uniting all who love our Lord

In pure sincerity;
And wider yet and wider

Shall the circling glory glow,
As more and more are taught of God

That mighty love to know.

4 Oh, let our adoration

For all that He hath done,
Peal out beyond the stars of God,

While voice and life are one ;

And let our consecration

Be real, and deep, and true :
Oh, even now our hearts shall bow,

And joyful vows renew.

5 Now onward, ever onward,

From strength to strength we go,
While grace for grace abundantly

Shall from His fullness flow,
To glory's full fruition,

From glory's foretaste here,
Until His very presence
Crown our happiest New Year.

F. R. Havergal. 739

6s, 5s. 81. With Refrain. STANDING at the portal

Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,

Hushing every fear;
Spoken thro' the silenco

By our Father's voice,
Tender, strong, and faithful,

Making us rejoice.
REFRAIN. — Onward then, and fear not,

Children of the day!
For His word shall never,

Never pass away.
2 “I the Lord, am with thee,

Be thou not afraid !
I will keep and strengthen,

Be thou not dismayed !
Yea, I will uphold thee

With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen

In My sight to stand.”— Ref.

3 For the year before us,

Oh, what rich supplies !
For the poor and needy

Living streams shall rise ;
For the sad and sinful

Shall His grace abound ;
For the faint and feeble

Perfect strength be found.- Ref.

4 He will never fail us,

He will not forsake ;
His eternal covenant

He will never break!
Resting on His promise,

What have we to fear ?
God is all-sufficient
For the coming year.-

Ref.

F. R. Havergal.

740

6s, 5s. 81.

With Refrain.
EARTH below is teeming,

Heaven is bright above;
Every brow is beaming

In the light of love;
Every eye rejoices,

Every thought is praise ;
Happy hearts and voices

Gladden nights and days.
REFRAIN.- O Almighty giver !

Bountiful and free,
As the joy in harvest

Joy we before Thee.

2 For the sun and showers,

For the rain and dew,
For the nurturing hours

Spring and Summer knew ;

For the golden Autumn,

And its precious stores,
For the love that brought them

Teeming to our doors. - Ref.
3 Earth's broad harvest whitens

In a brighter sun
Than the orb that lightens

All we tread upon ;
Send out laborers, Father !

Where fields ripening wave,
All the nations gather,
Gather in and save. Ref.

J. S. B. Monsell.

741

7s, 6s. 81. With Refrain. We plough the fields, and scatter

The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered

By God's almighty hand ;
He sends the snow in winter,

The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine,

And soft refreshing rain.
REFRAIN. —All good gifts around us

Are sent from heaven above ; Then thank the Lord, oh, thank

the Lord, For all His love.

2 He only is the Maker

Of all things near and far ;
He paints the wayside flower,

He lights the evening star ;
The winds and waves obey Him,

By Him the birds are fed ;
Much more to us, His children,

He gives our daily bread. - Ref.

3 We thank Thee, then, O Father,

For all things bright and good,
The seed-time and the harvest,

Our life, our health, our food ;
Accept the gifts we offer,

For all Thy love imparts,
And, what Thou most desirest,
Our humble, thankful hearts.- Ref.

M. Claudius. Tr. Jane M. Campbell. 742

C. M. 81.
WITH songs and honors sounding loud,

Address the Lord on high ;
Over the heav'ns He spreads His cloud,

And waters veil the sky.
2 He sends His showers of blessing down,

To cheer the plains below; He makes the grass the mountains crown,

And corn in valleys grow.
3 His steady counsels change the face

Of the declining year;
He bids the sun cut short his race,

And wintry days appear.
4 His hoary frost, His fleecy snow,

Descend and clothe the ground; The liquid streams forbear to flow,

In icy fetters bound. 5 He sends His word, and melts the snow ;

The fields no longer mourn ;
He calls the warmer gales to blow,

And bids the spring return.
6 The changing wind, the flying cloud,

Obey His mighty word :
With songs and honors sounding loud

Praise ye the sovereign Lord.

1. Watts.

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