Scripture Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16


Lewis E. Jones (1865–1936)

Words: Ada Blenk­horn, 1898. Ap­peared in the Gos­pel Her­ald in Song, by Will­iam S. Nic­kle, George F. Me­yer & Ow­en F. Pugh (Chicago, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1899), num­ber 234.

Music: En­gels Lew­is E. Jones, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ada J. Blenkhorn (1858–1927)


Another year has passed away,
The new year has be­gun;
We hope ’twill be a hap­py year
To each and ev­ery one.


A glad new year—a bright new year—
Has dawned upon us all;
May rich­est bless­ings day by day
Upon us free­ly fall.

We’ve said to the old year, Good­bye,
Its griefs and joys are past;
We’ll try to make this glad new year
Still bet­ter than the last.


We’ll seek to bless some bur­dened life,
Some dark­ened heart to cheer;
And deeds of kind­ness we will do
Each day of all the year.


We’ll try to point the lost to Him
Who dwells in light above;
Who will for­give if they believe,
And crown them with His love.