A short time now to midnight -
another year has flown.
We have wished the whole world blessings
from Christ upon His throne.
We have taken up our cross.
Ran the race with joy and tears.
May God forgive and strengthen
In this new, approaching year.
Help us realize our failures are
not always for a loss.
That the cross that we must carry,
when our minds are tempest tossed,
Helps us to thank you Lord, for all things.
Every mountain that we climb,
Leads us one more step to Jesus,
And His promises sublime.
Thank you Father, for the old year.
May it's joys and sadness too,
Lead us to more understanding,
And a closer walk with you.