1 Come, children, and join in our festival song,
The New Year has come, and the old year has gone;
We'll join our glad voices in one hymn of praise,
To God, who has kept us and lengthened our days.
Happy New Year to all! happy New Year to all!
Happy New Year, happy New Year, happy New Year to all!
2 Our Father in heaven, we lift up to thee
Our voice of thanksgiving, our glad jubilee;
Oh, bless us, and guide us, dear Saviour, we pray,
That from thy blest precepts we never may stray. [Refrain]
3 And if, ere this New Year has drawn to a close,
Some loved one among us in death shall repose,
Grant, Lord, that the spirit in heaven may dwell,
In the bosom of Jesus, where all shall be well. [Refrain]
In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Display Title: A New Year's GreetingFirst Line: Come, children, and join in our festival songTune Title: [Come, children, and join in our festival song]Author: AnonymousSource: The Standard Sunday School Hymnal by Christopher C. Cline (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1888)