Standing At the Portal ~ Hymn

Standing At the Portal

Standing at the portal
Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing every fear;
Spoken thru the silence
By our Savior’s voice,
Tender, strong and faithful,
Making us rejoice.

Refrain

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His Word shall never,
Never pass away.

I, the Lord, am with thee,
Be thou not afraid;
I will help and strengthen
Be thou not dismayed.
Yea, I will uphold thee
With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen
In My sight to stand.

Refrain

For the year before us,
O what rich supplies!
For the poor and needy
Living streams shall rise;
For the sad and sinful
Shall His grace abound;
For the faint and feeble
Perfect strength be found.

Refrain

He will never fail us,
He will not forsake;
His eternal covenant
He will never break.
Resting on the promise,
What have we to fear?
God is all sufficient
For the coming year.

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His Word shall never,
Never pass away.

 

Words: Francis R. Havergal, January 4, 1873.

5 thoughts on “Standing At the Portal ~ Hymn

  1. Oh I didn’t comment? I was certain I had…perhaps because I was so busy copying and pasting. Like this one a lot…it’s so upbeat.

  2. Ellen, Thank you again for this lovely hymn with its timely words. May God bless you in the coming Year as you have blessed us in the past one.

  3. This is a worthy hymn to start the year without fear. With the Lord on our side, we can boldly march into the new year, knowing fully well that He who called us is faithful & will not allow the plans of the enemy to come to pass in the lives of the children of light! Thank you Lord for the assurance of salvation.

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