10702. Now A New Year Opens

1 Now a new year opens,
Now we newly turn
To the Holy Savior,
Lessons fresh to learn.

2 This the holy lesson
On the year’s first day,
Jesus by obedience
Teaches to obey.

3 Of Thy cross thus early
Tokens Thou dost give;
By Thy wounds Thou healest,
By Thy death we live.

4 Not to suffer only,
Jesus, didst Thou come,
But to leave us way-marks
Pointing to our home.

5 In Thy blessèd footsteps
Ever may we tread,
Safe when keeping near Thee,
By Thy Spirit led.

Text Information
First Line: Now a new year opens
Title: Now A New Year Opens
Author: S. Childs Clarke
Meter: 65.65
Language: English
Source: The Children's Hymn Book by Frances E. Brock
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: NEW YEAR by Josiah Booth; NEWLAND by James Armstrong
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Alred John Hervey (1883)
Meter: 65.65
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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