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New Year's Day

Sing to the great Jehovah's praise! All praise to him belongs

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 120 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Sing to the great Jehovah's praise!
All praise to Him belongs;
Who kindly lengthens out our days,
Demands our choicest songs.

2 His providence hath brought us through
Another various year;
We all with vows and anthems new
Before our God appear.

3 Father, Thy mercies past we own,
Thy still continued care;
To Thee presenting, through Thy Son,
Whate'er we have or are.

4 Our lips and lives shall gladly show
The wonders of Thy love,
While on in Jesus' steps we go
To see Thy face above.

5 Our residue of days or hours
Thine, wholly Thine, shall be,
And all our consecrated powers
A sacrifice to Thee:

6 Till Jesus in the clouds appear
To saints on earth forgiven,
And bring the grand sabbatic year
The Jubilee of heaven.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #619

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

Tune

NORTHROP


LOBT GOTT IHR CHRISTEN


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6007
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #84
  • PDF (PDF)
  • MusicXML (created with MuseScore) (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns and Psalms #360

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #105

Singing the Faith #127

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6007

Zion's Praises #23

Include 115 pre-1979 instances
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