887. C. M. Doddridge. Reflections for a New Year.
1 Remark, my soul, the narrow bounds
Of the revolving year;
How swift the weeks complete their rounds!
How short the months appear!
2 Yet like an idle tale we pass
The swift advancing year;
And study artful ways t' increase
The speed of its career.
3 Waken, O God, my trifling heart,
Its great concerns to see;
That I may act the Christian part,
And give the year to thee.
4 Thus shall their course more grateful roll,
If future years arise;
Or this shall bear my peaceful soul
To joy that never dies.