Christ My Song - 1029
This year will prove a happy one - New Year's Day (Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
New Year's Day.
1. This year will prove a happy one
if gladdened by thy smile,
Jesus, my Saviour! that alone
my heart with bliss can fill:
that smile can cheer the saddest hour,
and gild the darkest sky,
and with its soul-refreshing power
joy, e'en midst grief, supply. PDF - Midi
2. This year will prove a happy one
if quickened by thy grace,
with swifter, firmer steps In run
the arduous heavenly race;
if stumbling, lingering now no more,
"forgetting things behind,"
I press towards those that are before
with undiverted mind.
3. This year will prove a happy one,
bring with it what it may,
if, Lord, thy strength be made my own,
in every trying day.
For thou canst make all grace abound,
thou canst my faith increase,
and with thy mercy fence me round,
and keep my mind in peace.
4. This year will prove a happy one,
if every moment lent,
each day, each hour, with thee begun,
for thee alone be spent;
if as the weeks revolve, my aim,
my one desire may be,
on earth to glorify thy name,
to live, my God, for thee!
Charlotte Elliott, Leaves from the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 222-223.