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The Year Is Gone, Beyond Recall

For New Year's Day

Words: The Latin Le Mans Breviary (1748)
Translated from the Latin by Rev. F. Pott (1861)
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Music: "Tallis' Ordinal," Thomas Tallis, 1567
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Meter: CM

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.

Sheet Music "Ellacombe" by C. Kocher from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #142
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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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