New Year's Hymn

A hymn of thanksgiving for the New Year. Thanks for the harvest, for the gospel, for the seasons. The hymn is full of appreciation and thanks for all that the Lord has given in the past year, and hopes for the coming year. This hymn is a prayer of worship for all that God has done during the year.

Hymns and poems can be considered prayers to God. Raising our voices to give Him praise. And at the beginning of a new year, we should give thanks for the year of life we just had, and pray for the upcoming year that may we be filled with His presence and His purpose for our lives.

New Year Poems    /   New Year's Hymn



  1. A New Year's Hymn
    Poet: Hezekiah Butterworth


    For us, Lord, the year has brought
    Its bloom and harvest glory;
    To us, through changing seasons, taught
    Thy truth, in Gospel story.

    Again our voices join in song,
    And bring their glad thanksgiving
    To Thee, to whom all years belong,
    To Thee, the ever-living.

    We meet with gladness on each lip,
    And kindly warmth of greeting,
    And in Thy boundless fellowship,
    Each heart to heart is beating.

    And for this day, and for this hour,
    We bring our glad thanksgiving
    To Thee, the ever gracious Lord,
    To Thee, the ever-living.

    We oft have sung with fresh delight
    Of thy new love upspringing,
    And some who joined our songs, to-night
    Are with the angels singing.

    But friends below and friends above
    Unite in glad thanksgiving
    To Thee, whom all thy children love,
    To Thee, the ever-living.

    Thy power in prayer we oft have felt,
    Thy sympathy most tender,
    And seemed to see, as we have knelt,
    Thy face in veiled splendor.

    For all these joys from Paradise,
    We bring our glad thanksgiving
    To Thee, who every good supplies,
    To Thee, the ever-living.

    So may we join from year to year,
    Thy goodness ever singing,
    And after faithful service, hear
    The bells of glory ringing.

    Then, safe with Thee, again we'll raise
    Our voices in thanksgiving
    To Thee, in more exalted praise,
    To Thee, the ever-living.



  2. New Years Blessings
    New Years Blessings


  3. Welcome, Day of Gladness
    Poet: F. Field


    Welcome, day of gladness,
    Bringing in the dawning year!
    Banished be all sadness.
    And forgotten be grief and fear!
    Forward! every voice shall ring;
    Onward! every soul shall loudly sing;
    Upward! every heart shall rise to meet the King,
    And heaven be more near!

    Farewell, year of blessing,
    Which in peace and mercy ends.
    Here, Lord, Thee confessing,
    At Thy feet every Christian bends.
    Send us greater hope, we pray.
    Greater love unto the greater day.
    Greater light to lead us on the greater way
    That mankind ascends.

    All hail, year before us!
    Tidings glad are spread abroad.
    Sing all, then, in chorus.
    On the road that the blest have trod.
    Sing Christ and his love for men;
    Sing the love of men for Christ; and then
    Sing, ye quick, and sing aloud, ye dead, again,
    The great love of God.



  4. New Year Prayers
    New Year Prayers


  5. Another Year
    Poet: Frances Eidley Hayergal


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

    Another year of leaning
    Upon Thy loving breast,
    Of ever-deepening trustfulness,
    Of quiet, happy rest.

    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 Father, let it be,
    On earth or else in heaven.
    Another year for Thee!



  6. Christian Poems
    Christian Poems


  7. At Thy Feet, Our God and Father
    Poet: James D. Bums


    At Thy feet, our God and Father,
    Who hast blessed us all our days,
    We with grateful hearts would gather
    To begin the year with praise:
    Praise for light so brightly shining
    On our steps from heaven above;
    Praise for mercies daily twining
    Round us golden cords of love.

    Jesus, for thy love most tender.
    On the cross for sinners shown.
    We would praise thee, and surrender
    All our hearts to be thine own:
    With so blest a Friend provided.
    We upon our way would go.
    Sure of being safely guided.
    Guarded well from every foe.

    Every day will be the brighter
    When, O God, Thy face we see;
    Every burden will be lighter
    When we know it comes from Thee.
    Spread Thy love's broad banner o'er us.
    Give us strength to serve and wait,
    Till the glory breaks before us
    Through the city's open gate.



  8. This coming year will show you many things, but  the most beautiful of all will be the love of God.
    New Year Quotes


  9. What Shall I Wish Thee?
    Poet: Florence LeClair


    What shall I wish thee?
    Treasures of earth?
    Songs in the springtime,
    Pleasure and mirth?
    Flowers on thy pathway,
    Skies ever clear?
    Would this ensure thee
    A happy new year?

    What shall I wish thee?
    What can be found,
    Bringing thee sunshine,
    All the year round?
    Where is the treasure,
    Lasting and dear,
    That shall ensure thee
    A happy new year?

    Faith that increaseth,
    Walking in light,
    Hope that aboundeth,
    Happy and bright;
    Love that is perfect,
    Casting out fear;
    These shall ensure thee
    A happy new year!

    Peace in thy Saviour,
    Rest at His feet,
    Smile of His countenance,
    Radiant and sweet;
    Joy in His presence!
    Christ ever near!
    This will ensure thee
    A happy new year!



  10. Christian Poems for the New Year
    Christian Poems For The New Year


  11. God Knows
    Poet: J. S. Oglivie


    I cannot tell what thou wilt bring to me,
    O strange New Year,
    But tho’ thick darkness shrouds thy days and months,
    I will not fear.
    Why should I fret my heart to know before
    What may befall ?
    With this one thought content- I ask no more -
    God knows it all.



  12. Ring Out, Wild Bells
    Poet: Alfred Tennyson


    Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky.
    The flying cloud, the frosty light;
    The year is dying in the night;
    Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

    Ring out the old, ring in the new;
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.

    Ring out the grief that saps the mind
    For those that here we see no more;
    Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
    Ring in redress for all mankind.

    Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
    Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
    Ring out the thousand wars of old.
    Ring in the thousand years of peace.

    Ring in the valiant man and free.
    The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
    Ring out the darkness of the land.
    Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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