Scripture Verse

God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. Genesis 1:14

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
1872–1962

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 296.

Music: Head­stone Lane Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

Happy New Year! Hap­py New Year!
Sing we our clos­ing chorus;
Peace and good will fol­low us still,
Mercy is watch­ing o’er us.

Refrain

Happy New Year! Hap­py New Year!
Parting from one an­oth­er,
Savior we pray, bright­en our way;
Lead us, dear el­der Bro­ther.

Curtains of night veil from our sight
Every un­known to­mor­row;
Heavenly Friend, guard and de­fend,
Keep us from sin and sor­row.

Refrain

Happy New Year! Je­sus is near,
This is the hope be­fore us;
He will pro­vide, save us and guide;
Joyful our clos­ing chorus.

Refrain