As the Old Year Passes

Words: David MacGregor © 2007 Willow Publishing

 

 

1. As the old year passes

we look back, reflect:

times of joy and promise,

times we’d best forget.

God of the ages

help us walk your way.

Help us greet your future,

seize tomorrow’s day

 

2. As the old year passes

sorrow wells within:

loved ones no more ‘round us,

all that could have been.

God of compassion

heal each ailing heart.

Guide us to your future

where new life may start

 

3. As the old year passes

we cry for our struggling world.

Climate ever-changing,

fighting too-often heard.

God, you have called us

to cherish all you give.

Call us to your future

where all in peace, might live

 

4. As the new year dawns now

we would give you praise.

Faithful God, come lead us

onward in new ways.

We’ll love and serve you

in the faith of Christ,

in your Spirit’s future;

people of new life.

 

Words: David MacGregor © 2007 Willow Publishing

Music: Noel Nouvelet – TIS 382

 

Originally published here

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