Scripture Verse

Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness. Psalm 65:11


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Wel­come Tid­ings, by Ro­bert Low­ry, How­ard Doane & Ira D. San­key (New York: Big­low & Main, 1877).

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


We welcome with de­light
Another hap­py day,
Our hearts like mer­ry bells
Ring out the sil­ver lay;
We catch the ro­sy beams
Reflected from the eye
Of Him whose won­ders fill the earth,
Whose glo­ry fills the sky.


Another year has gone,
Another year be­gun;
To our Re­deem­er glo­ry be
For all His love for me.
We thank His ho­ly name
For all His ten­der care,
We praise Him for the Sun­day School,
And faith­ful teach­ers there.

Cold win­ter flies away,
The blush­ing, fai­ry spring
Comes trip­ping o’er the lees,
While birds are on the wing;
And now, a mer­ry throng,
We come as glad as they;
Our ban­ners wav­ing in the air,
We hail our fest­ive day.


The straight and nar­row path
O may we ear­ly find,
And try to serve the Lord
With heart, and soul, and mind;
O what a hap­py day,
And one that ne’er shall end,
In that bright world where an­gels sing,
We all with Him may spend!