The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sing To The Great Jehovah's Praise


For New Year's Day

Words:  Charles Wesley, Hymns for New Years Day (Bristol: Felix Farley, 1750)

Source: Charles Osborne, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Volume 6. (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1870), p. 16.

1. Sing to the great Jehovah's praise ;
All praise to him belongs,
Who kindly lengthens out our days,
Demands our choicest songs:

2. Whose providence hath brought us thro'
Another various year,
We all with vows and anthems new,
Before our God appear.

3. Father, thy mercies past we own,
Thy still-continued care,
To thee presenting thro' thy Son,
Whate'er we have, or are:

4. Our lips and lives shall gladly show
The wonders of thy love,
While on in Jesu's steps we go
To see thy face above.

5. Our residue of days or hours
Thine, wholly thine shall be,
And all our consecrated powers
A sacrifice to thee:

6. Till Jesus in the clouds appear,
To saints on earth forgiven,
And bring the grand sabbatic year,
The jubilee of heaven.

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