For New Year's Day

And now my soul, another year

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 177 hymnals

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1 And now my Soul, another Year
Of thy short Life is past;
I cannot long continue here,
And this may be my last.

2 Much of my dubious Life is gone,
Nor will return again;
And swift my passing Moments run,
And few that yet remain.

3 Awake, my soul, with utmost Care
Thy true Condition learn;
What are thy Hopes, how sure, how fair,
And what thy great Concern!

4 Now a new Scene of Time begins,
Set out afresh for Heav'n;
Seek pardon for thy former Sins,
In Christ so freely giv'n.

5 Devoutly yield thyself to God,
And on his Grace depend;
With Zeal pursue the heav'nly Road,
Nor doubt a happy End.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #IX

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: And now my soul, another year
Title: For New Year's Day
Author: Simon Browne
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

And now, my soul, another year. S. Browne. [New Year.] In his Hymns & Spiritual Songs, &c, 1720, Bk. i., pp. 44-5, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "New Year's Day." Its use is very limited in Great Britain, but somewhat extensive in America. As given in modern hymnbooks it is generally in an abbreviated form, as in Major's Book of Praise, No. 293, Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, No. 915.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #408

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d12

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d12

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #649

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d23

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d14

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d37

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d37

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d37

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #821

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d27

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #835

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #549

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #547

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #547

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #547

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #547

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #547

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #547

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #622

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d25

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #403

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #78

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d15

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #78

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #78

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #577

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #351

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d13

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #244

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #344

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #344

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #331

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #76

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #LXXVI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #76

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #415

Association Songs No.1 #d7

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Baptist Hymn Book #a669

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d10

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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #629

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #720

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d47

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #9

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #246

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d20

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #584

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #584

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d26

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d49

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Church Poetry #171

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Church Psalmody #686

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d38

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Conference Hymns #220

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Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #a173

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XIV

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Dyer's Psalmist #415

General Baptist Hymn Book #d25

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #718

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d22

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #718

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #711

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #711

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Hymnal #415

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d30

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d22

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B184

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Hymns and Tunes #173

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #895

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #895

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Hymns for Schools #366

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #582

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d29

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d22

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #419

Hymns on Various Subjects #d3

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Hymns selected from various authors #416

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d10

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #686

Melodies of the Church #d50

Missionary Hymns #d8

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #236

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #236

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New Union Hymns #417

Parish Psalmody #d28

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