The Year Is Gone, Beyond Recall
For New Year's Day
Words: The Latin Le Mans Breviary
Translated from the Latin by Rev. F. Pott (1861) and Compilers
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern. London: William Clowes and Sons, Ltd., 1889, #72, pp. 70-1.
1. The year is gone, beyond recall,
With all its hopes and fears,
With all its bright and gladdening smiles,
With all its mourners' tears;
2. Thy thankful people praise Thee, Lord,
For countless gifts received;
And pray for grace to keep the Faith
Which Saints of old believed.
3. To Thee we come, O gracious Lord,
The new-born year to bless;
Defend our land from pestilence;
Give peace and plenteousness;
4. Forgive this nation's many sins;
The growth of vice restrain;
And help us all with sin to strive,
And crowns of life to gain.
5. From evil deeds that stain the past
We now desire to flee;
And pray that future years may all
Be spent, good Lord, for Thee.
6. O Father, let Thy watchful Eye
Still look on us in love,
That we may praise Thee, year by year,
With Angel-hosts above.
7. All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.
Hardwig gives this hymn in
3-eight line stanzas (omitting the seventh, above).
He gives translation credit only to F. Pott.
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