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
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Isaac H. Meredith (1872-1962)

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

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

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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

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

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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.

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

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