歌詞

Verse 1
Surrounded by such true and gentle powers
So wondrously consoled and without fear,
Thus will I spend with You these final hours,
And then together enter a new year.

Chorus
By gentle powers lovingly surrounded,
With patience we’ll endure, let come what may.
God is with us at night and in the morning
and certainly on every future day.

Verse 2
The worries of the old year still torment us.
We’re troubled still by long and wicked days.
O Lord, give our frightened souls the healing,
For which You’ve chastened us in many ways.

Verse 3
And though You offer us the cup so heavy.
So painful, it’s the most that we can stand.
Not faltering, with thanks we will accept it
And take it as a gift from Your good hand.

Verse 4
And should it be Your will once more to grant us.
To see the world and to enjoy the sun,
Then we will all the past events remember
And finally our life with You is one.

Verse 5
Let the candles blaze today warmly and brightly,
which You brought into our darkness;
let’s again follow together, if it can be.
We know that Your light shines in the night.

Verse 6
If now the stillness is deeply ready for us
let us then hear that resonant tone
of the world which extends unseen around us,
[and] of all Your children’s loud praise-song.