Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Another Year Is Dawning" by F.R. Havergal

As we welcome 2012, allow me to share with you the lyrics of poet and songwriter, Frances Ridley Havergal. This hymn is still considered as one the finest New Year's prayer of consecration ever written.

Frances Ridley Havergal, 1836-1879
Another year is dawning; 
Dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, 
Another year with Thee;
Another year of progress, 
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving 
Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, 
Of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness 
In the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning 
Upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, 
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, 
Of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training 
For holier work above.
Another year is dawning: 
Dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in heaven, 
Another year for Thee.

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