Scripture Verse

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. Job 22:27


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 709. New Year.

Music: Eag­ley James Walch, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome or Walch (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Awake, be­liev­ing souls, awake,
Your so­lemn vows renew,
To Him who died up­on the cross,
And pleads in Heav’n for you.

Awake, my dull in­act­ive soul,
Nor more in­dulge de­lay;
Let acts of pi­ety and love
Mark each re­volv­ing day.

Each day of this new year, would I
Devote, oh God to Thee;
Each day of this new year, do Thou
Impart new strength to me.