Derby ("Come let us anew") (Anonymous)

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Editor: Tim Henderson (added 2005-12-31).   Score information: A4, 1 pages, 41 kbytes   Copyright: [[ChoralWiki:|]]
Edition notes: from Peck's Centenary Tunebook 1839

General Information

Title: Derby ("Come let us anew")
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymns
Language: English
Published: c 1772

Description: According to Hymn Tune Index, first appeared in 1772 (The Spiritual Psalmists Companion) but probably more widely available from John Wesley's Sacred Harmony 1781. The Peculiar Metre 55. 5 11 fits Charles Wesley's Hymn for the New Year.

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Original text and translations

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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.
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.
O that each in the day
Of his coming may say,
"I have fought my way through,
"I have finished the work
"Thou didst give me to do!"