A Joyful New Year

B_FourthSundayinLent-medium editThe season of Christmas continues as the calendar year begins. We pray for a year of rich growth and deep delight in God’s goodness. Here is a hymn for the new year. 

Ev’ry Morning Mercies New
Greville Phillimore

Ev’ry morning mercies new
Fall as fresh as morning dew;
Ev’ry morning let us pay
Tribute with the early day;
For Thy mercies, Lord, are sure;
Thy compassion doth endure.

Still the greatness of Thy love
Daily doth our sins remove;
Daily, far as east from west,
Lifts the burden from the breast;
Gives unbought, to those who pray,
Strength to stand in evil day.

Let our prayers each morn prevail,
That these gifts may never fail;
And, as we confess the sin
And the tempter’s power within,
Feed us with the Bread of Life;
Fit us for our daily strife.

As the morning light returns,
As the sun with splendor burns,
Teach us still to turn to Thee,
Ever blessèd Trinity,
With our hands our hearts to raise,
In unfailing prayer and praise.

Lyrics courtesy of Hymnary.org: http://www.hymnary.org/text/every_morning_mercies_new

Image: Christ Our Light, Holy Rosary Priory, Bushey, Great Britain. Image courtesy of Brother Lawrence, OP and the Art in the Christian Tradition database, Vanderbilt University. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/diglib-fulldisplay.pl?SID=20141231152008056&code=act&RC=54167&Row=39

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  • drew@studycentersonline.org'
    Drew Trotter commented on January 1, 2015 Reply

    Thanks, Tom, for this lovely hymn. It brightened my early morning of this fresh, new year!

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