Don Fortner


(Tune: Crown Him With Many Crowns  #62 SMD)


Father, before Your throne

We come with joy and fear,

To make Your grace and glory known,

And thus begin this year.

What favors we have known!

What mercies we now share!

What boundless goodness You have shown

To open this new year!


Indulgent mercy spares

The lost among us here;

Oh, may Your mighty grace appear

To save them in this year!

Our many sins forgive;

Our souls with Your grace cheer;

And teach us each for You to live,

Our Lord throughout this year.


Teach us to do your will,

Whatever may appear;

Though tried and tempted, keep us still

By grace throughout the year.

Confirm our hearts in grace,

In faith and godly fear;

And let Christ be our joy and peace

Through all the coming year!