The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sojourners And Strangers

A Hymn for New Year's Eve or Day

Words: Rev. W. J. Irons, D. D.

Music: Mr. Herbert Stephen Irons
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #110

1. Sojourners and strangers,
Seeking our true home,
Meeting with rough dangers,
As we onward roam:
Strength is often failing,
On destruction's brisk,
Lord, Thy Power prevailing
Will not let us sink.

2. Troubles are molesting,
But if Thou be near,
On Thy succour resting,
We shall have no fear.
Lord Almighty, knowing
All our feebleness,
Grace from Thee o'erflowing,
Comforts our distress.

3. Now the shadows lengthen,
And we count the hours,
Near the end, O strengthen
Our fast-failing powers;
Thy right hand extending! --
All on Thee we cast,
So, Thy love befriending,
Gain our home at last.

Sheet Music from Chope

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