Another Year is Dawning ~ Frances R. Havergal

Another Year is Dawning

Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in Heaven, another year for Thee.

Words by Frances R. Havergal first written as a poem in her New Year’s greeting cards. Music by Samuel S. Wesley.

ht: cyberhymnal

2 thoughts on “Another Year is Dawning ~ Frances R. Havergal

  1. Frances Havergal wrote another fine new year’s hymn as well, called “Standing at the Portal.” Both are great for personal meditation and for church services at this time of year.

    If you enjoy learning about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.

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