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