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
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)