Anna Laetitia Waring
A New-Year Hymn
Sunlight of the heavenly day,
Mighty to revive and cheer,
Bless our yet untrodden way,
Lead us through the entered year.
Where the shades of death we see,
Let Thy living brightness be â€”
Let it speed our lingering feet â€”
Let it shine on all we meet.
While before our chastened gaze