Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness.@Psalm 65:11
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Luther O. Emerson
(1820–1915)

Mrs. S. C. Her­rick, in Glad Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Lu­ther Em­er­son & Le­on­ard B. Stark­wea­ther (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1869), page 106.

Lu­ther O. Em­er­son (in­cludes chang­es made in the 1875 ed­i­tion) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ringing, ringing,
Voices soft and clear,
Welcome bringing
To the glad New Year.

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This glad New Year,
When friends so dear
Are clustering round our way;
The glad New Year,
With festive cheer,
We celebrate today.
Ringing, ringing,
Voices soft and clear,
Welcome bringing
To the glad New Year.

Falling, falling,
For the old a tear;
Smiling, greeting,
To the glad New Year.

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Winging, winging,
Silently to Heav’n,
May its moments
All to God be giv’n.

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When the seasons
Cease to mark His love,
May we praise Him
Evermore above.

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