Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.@Matthew 24:35
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Franz J. Haydn (1732–1809)

Frances R. Havergal, January 4, 1873; published in Under the Surface, 1874, & Life Chords, 1880.

St. Alban (Haydn) Franz J. Haydn, 1775 (πŸ”Š pdf nwc).

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Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)

Standing at the portal
Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing every fear;
Spoken thru the silence
By our Savior’s voice,
Tender, strong and faithful,
Making us rejoice.

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Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His Word shall never,
Never pass away.

I, the Lord, am with thee,
Be thou not afraid;
I will help and strengthen
Be thou not dismayed.
Yea, I will uphold thee
With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen
In My sight to stand.

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For the year before us,
O what rich supplies!
For the poor and needy
Living streams shall rise;
For the sad and sinful
Shall His grace abound;
For the faint and feeble
Perfect strength be found.

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He will never fail us,
He will not forsake;
His eternal covenant
He will never break.
Resting on the promise,
What have we to fear?
God is all sufficient
For the coming year.

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