Don Fortner


(Tune: This Is My Father's World  #39 SMD)


With joy, our God, we've come

To sing Your praises here,

To hear Your Word, and worship You,

As we begin this year.

With grateful hearts we come,

For Your mercies we share,

In hope of mercies yet unseen,

To open this new year.


Our hearts to serve Your cause,

Father, by grace prepare.

Let us Your lovingkindness know

To keep us through the year.

Prepare us for Your will;

And keep our hearts from fear;

Help us to trust Your providence

Throughout the coming year.


Forgive our sins, we pray,

And fill our hearts with cheer.

Oh, may our precious Savior be

Our song through all the year.

Perhaps our Lord will come

To call us home this year!

With such expectant, blessed hope,

With joy, we start this year!