Celebrating the New Year God Has Given
Not surprisingly, everyone seems focused on the fact that a New Year is upon us. We present here some of our favorite New-Year-related poems and articles from the Finest of the Wheat website. God has given you a New Year—use it to His glory!
- The Kernels of Wheat podcast Are You Fulfilling Bible Prophecy? will challenge you on how you spend your New Year.
- Famous divine Robert Murray McCheyne offers a proposal for Reading through the Word of God in a Year.
- Isaiah Reid shares a Heart-Talk for the New Year.
- If you ever desired to have a poetess pronounce a blessing over you, read the benediction of New Year’s Wishes from Frances Ridley Havergal.
- The turn of the New Year offers a special opportunity for re-dedication, as Frances Ridley Havergal exemplifies in Another Year Is Dawning!
- With each passing year, the sense grows on me that I have fewer years of earthly ministry left in the King's service. Thus, hymns in the vein of Charles Wesley's And Are We Yet Alive? remind me to “number my days, that I may apply my heart to wisdom” (Psalm 90:12 KJV).
Speaking of the Wesleys, they produced a small hymn booklet entitled Hymns for the Watch-Night containing songs for special use in New Year's Eve and other all-night prayer meetings. The complete list is here:
- Come, Let Us Anew
- How Happy, Gracious Lord, Are We
- I, I Am the Man That Hath Known
- Jesus, God of Our Salvation
- Jesus, Guard Thy Gathered Sheep
- Join All the Ransomed Sons of Grace
- Meet and Right It Is to Sing
- O Jesus, The Rest
- Oft We Have Passed the Guilty Night
- Thou Judge of Quick and Dead
- Ye Virgin Souls, Arise!
Happy New Year from the entire Finest of the Wheat Teaching Fellowship!
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