Bless, O Lord! the opening year

Bless, O Lord! the opening year

Author: John Newton
Published in 47 hymnals

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Bless, O Lord, each opening year
To the souls assembling here:
Clothe Thy word with power divine,
Make us willing to be Thine.

Where Thou hast Thy work begun,
Give new strength the race to run;
Scatter darkness, doubts, and fears,
Wipe away the mourner’s tears.

Bless us all, both old and young;
Call forth praise from every tongue:
Let our whole assembly prove
All Thy power and all Thy love!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #566

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bless, O Lord! the opening year
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #566Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #566Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #60Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #349Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d34
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d34
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d111
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #400Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #607Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #607Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #607Page Scan
Good as Gold: A New Collection of Sunday School Songs #139cPage Scan
Heart and Voice #d16
Heart and Voice: a New Collection of Sunday School Songs #d17
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d65
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #828Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #539Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d55
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #894Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #894Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #833Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #833Page Scan
Hymns of Salvation #d15
Hymns of the Spirit #198Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #560Page Scan
Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #197Page Scan
Sabbath School Songs #59bPage Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #693
Seamen's Hymns #607Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d67
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #607Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #798Page Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #579Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d100
The Christian Hymn Book #d77
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d80
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #621Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #975Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #905Page Scan
The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #149Page Scan
The Harp #911Page Scan
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H76Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d132
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #634Page Scan
The Voice of melody: a choice collection of hymn tunes for choirs, prayer-meetings, congregations, and family use #111bPage Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d49
Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #175aPage Scan



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