Another Year is Dawning….. Bring IT!


We sang this hymn in church this morning:

Another Year Is Dawning


Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be

In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.

Another year of progress, another year of praise,

Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.


Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,

Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;

Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;

Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.


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.


It resonated with me. Last year I told some friends my New year [this 2011] would be one filled with hope.

That, unfortunately did not come.

All year I have felt like I have been a step [or 2] behind, in everything. Like I’m scatter-brained. Do you know what its like to feel that way. all. the. time?

Not fun. Like floating in the water, trying to keep head up. Every minute of every day.

I asked someone today what kind of animal of the year it was this year?

This year, for me, will be the year of the empty nest.


One response »

  1. I never sung that hymn before, at least to my recollection. I love the words..very poetic and God centered. About that feeling , I know it well. I pray that both of us will see 2012 from the hymnwriters view, God centered abounding with hope because of His promises to us in His Word.

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