13282. With this New Year We Raise New Songs

1 With this new year we raise new songs,
To praise the Lord with hearts and tongues,
For His support in troubles past,
Wherewith our life was overcast.

2 O! grant us, Jesu, Prince of Peace,
Thy constant aid, Thy constant grace,
That we may, thro’ the rolling year,
Serve Thee with filial love and fear.

3 O! may we never lose Thy truth—
The prop of age, the guard of youth—
Keep from us superstitious fears,
Banish false doctrine from our ears.

4 Guard us, oh! guard us from all sin:
And let us be renewed within:
Of errors past the records rend,
O! Thou, whose mercy knows no end.

5 Grant us to lead a holy life.
And when we leave this world of strife,
O! bring us to that joyful day,
When Thou wilt wipe all tears away.

6 Then shall Thy praise anew begin,
Without th’allay of self and sin.
Maintain, O Lord, our faith and love,
Till we behold Thy face above.

Text Information
First Line: With this new year we raise new songs
Title: With this New Year We Raise New Songs
German Title: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
Author: Johann Steuerlein (1588)
Translator: Johann C. Jacobi
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Sieben und Zwantzigk newe geistlich Gesenge, mit vier Stimmen componiiret, Erfurt, Germany, 1588; Tr.: Psalmodia Germanica (London, G. Smith, 1732)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Geistliche Lieder (Leipzig, Germany: 1539)
Copyright: Public Domain

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