Join your voices, youth rejoices,
New Year hymns again to sing;
For our new and many mercies,
Lord, our heartfelt praise we bring.
Summer flowers have bloomed and faded,
Summer hours have come and fled;
By Thy care we still are aided,
By Thy hand we still are fed.
Lord of glory! we adore Thee
Now before Thee in another year;
May Thy heav’nly love abiding,
Be on every scholar here.
Thou hast kept us, God of glory,
Since the last New Year began;
Still proclaiming the sweet story,
Of Thy wondrous love to man.
Shall we longer keep Him waiting,
Who for us hath waited long?
He to whom both soul and body,
Heart and life, and all belong?
From this moment, Holy Jesus,
May our hearts be wholly Thine!
Then we’ll sing that best of praises,
I am His, and He is mine.
Jesus! by Thy blood and Spirit,
May we all Thy children be,
Then in Thee we shall inherit