Berean Bible Heritage Church
January 21, 2018; 10:18 am
Jerusalem Time

Another Year Is Dawning

by Pastor Clinton Macomber

   

In January 1874, Frances Havergal, then 36, wrote this great poem and sent it to all her friends with the heading, “Happy New Year! Ever Such May It Be!” The text continues to be the finest New Year Hymns of recent writing.

Another year is dawning,
Dear Master, let it be.
In working or in waiting,
Another year with Thee.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace.
Another year of gladness
In the shining of Thy face.

Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.

Another year of service,
Of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training
For holier work above.

Another year is dawning,
Dear Master let it be,
On earth, or else in heaven
Another year for Thee.

Sources

Kenneth W. Osbeck, Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications, 1990), page 10.

Robert J. Morgan, From This Verse: 365 Scriptures That Changed the World, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000, c1998), January 1.

Paul Eckert, Steve Green's MIDI Hymnal: A Complete Toolkit for Personal Devotions and Corporate Worship., Electronic ed. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1998).

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