Old year gone

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1 The old year now has passed away;
We thank you, O our God, today
That you have kept us through the year
When danger and distress were near.

2 We pray you, O eternal Son,
Who with the Father reigns as one,
To guard and rule your Christendom
Through all the ages yet to come.

3 Take not your saving Word away,
Which lights and cheers our souls each day.
Abide with us and keep us free
From error and hypocrisy.

4 Oh, help us to forsake all sin,
A new and holier life begin!
Forgive the old year's sins, and bless
The new year with true happiness,

5 Wherein as Christians we may live
Or die in peace that you can give,
To rise again when you will come
And enter your eternal home.

6 There shall we thank you and adore
With all the angels evermore.
Lord Jesus Christ, increase our faith
To praise your name through life and death.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #71

Author: Johann Steurlein

Johannes Steurlein; b. 1546, Schmalkalden; d. 1613, Meiningen. son of a Lutheran pastor and mayor of Meiningen. Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The old year now hath passed away
Title: Old year gone
German Title: Das alte jahr vergangen ist
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Author: Johann Steurlein
Language: English

Tune

HERR JESU CHRIST


DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN


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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #52
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #71TextPage Scan
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