With the New Year that is Dawning — Don Fortner
(Tune: #294 — Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us — 87.87.87)
1. With the New Year that is dawning,
Rise, my soul, to new delights:
From the world (O heed the warning!)
Flee away while Christ invites.
Nothing earthly, nothing earthly,
Can compare with heavÕnÕs delights!
2. Like the winterÕs earth is frozen,
So how often is my heart!
But my Savior, to His chosen,
Will celestial fire impart.
Oh, to feel it! Oh, to feel it!
Burning now to melt my heart!
3. Should the year thatÕs now commencing
Bring me sorrow, pain and woe,
Christ, my Savior, grace dispensing,
Will His promised aid bestow!
And His presence (Blessed presence!)
Will protect from every foe!
4. Oh, for grace each day increasing
Faith, and hope, and godly fear: —
Grace to praise You without ceasing
Through each swift revolving year,
Till in glory, till in glory,
With my Jesus I appear!
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