Scripture Verse

My times are in Thy hand. Psalm 31:15

Introduction

Words: Dan­i­el F. Hodg­es, Songs of the Gold­en Shore (New York and Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Charles T. Dill­ing­ham and Lee & Shep­ard, 1879), page 115.

Music: Oka­no­gan Dan­i­el F. Hodg­es, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: This music is writ­ten for a du­et, ex­cept the re­frain, which is for a choir, cho­rus or con­gre­ga­tion to sing.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hodg­es (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Another varied year has passed,
With all its joy and pain,
And God our Father keeps us still,
And lets us meet again.

Refrain

We’re happy, friends to meet you,
With joyful songs we greet you,
And pray that God may bless you,
With a happy, glad New Year.

O may the year forever flown
To each a lesson be—
That this, the glad new year to come
May from its faults be free.

Refrain

And when life’s changing year is o’er,
If we’ve been truly good,
We’ll meet upon that golden shore
All saved through Jesus’ blood.

Refrain