God of our lives, Thy constant care
With blessings crowns each opening year;
These lives so frail Thy love prolongs,
And wakes anew our annual songs.
Great God, we sing that mighty hand,
By which supported still we stand:
The opening year Thy mercy shows;
Let mercy crown us till it close.
By day, by night, at home, abroad,
Still we are guarded by our God;
By His incessant bounty fed,
By His unerring counsel led.
With grateful hearts the past we own;
The future, all to us unknown,
We to Thy guardian care commit,
And peaceful leave before Thy feet.