Come, let us anew our journey pursue

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Come, let us anew our journey pursue is a hymn by Charles Wesley. It was first published as the fifth hymn in his collection Hymns for New Year's Day, 1750, Bristol: Farley, [1749], on p9 of that work.

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1  Come, let us anew
Our journey pursue,
Roll round with the year,
And never stand still, till the Master appear;
His adorable will
Let us gladly fulfil,
And our talents improve
By the patience of hope, and the labour of love.

2  Our life is a dream,
Our time as a stream
Glides swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay,
The arrow is flown,
The moment is gone,
The millennial year
Rushes on to our view, and eternity's here!

3  O that each in the day
Of his coming might say
'I have fought my way through,
I have finish'd the work thou didst give me to do!'
O that each from his Lord
May receive the glad word
'Well and faithfully done,
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne!'

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