A Year Begins Of Joy And Grace
Words: Mit desen niewen jare, Dutch Carol of the 15th Century
Words translated by the Rev. John O'Connor
Music: Traditional Dutch Carol
Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #115, pp. 10-11.
1. A year begins of
joy and grace,
Like ev'ry year that sees His face,
For He who brought from darkness light,
Hath dawned upon our sight.
This day His Name to Jesus gave,
For He shall His poor people save,
He shall all His people save.
2. For them that fear
Him health is nigh
Since justice now looks forth on high,
And mercy, truth and righteousness,
Exchange the kiss of peace. Chorus.
3. O mighty seed of
The Prince, the Priest, the Spouse, the Lamb!
Thy kingdom is from sea to sea,
All nations come to Thee. Chorus.
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #115, pp. 10-11.
Note by Rev. Terry:
Trained choirs are recommended to sing this carol a tone higher.