The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

From Glory Unto Glory

For New Year's Day

Words: Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)

Music: "St. Colomb," W. S. Hoyte
Meter: 76 76 76 86

Source: W. H. Monk and C. Steggall, eds., Hymns Ancient and Modern (London, William Clowes and Sons, Old Edition, 1889), Hymn 485, p. 573.

1. 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. From glory unto glory! What great things He hath done,
What wonders He hath shown us, what triumphs He hath won!
What glory unto glory! What mighty blessings crown
The lives for which our Lord hath laid His own so freely down!

3. The fulness of His blessings encompasseth our way;
The fulness of His promises crowns every bright'ning day;
The fulness of His glory is beaming from above,
While more and more we learn1 to know the fulness of His love.

4. 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.

5. O 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, deep, and true;2
Oh, even now our hearts shall bow, and joyful vows renew.

6. Now onward, ever onward, from strength to strength we go,
While grace for grace abundantly shall from fulness flow,3
To glory's full fruition, from glory's foretaste here,
Until His very presence crown our happiest New Year.


1. Or: While more and more are taught of God. Return

2. Or: be real, and deep, and true. Return

3. Or: shall from His fulness flow. Return

Sheet Music "St. Colomb" from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #140

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