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Catholic Activity: Song for the New Year

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Music and words by Leonhard Lechner, 1553-1606. Translation by Hester Root. The original composition is for five parts. They are here reduced to two parts.

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From heaven through the clouds on high A glad New Year is winging, Great joy and graces bringing. The dying year must now depart, Forlorn and sad! Another year e'er long we'll start, Another year e'er long we'll start, All bright and glad, all bright and glad, All bright and glad, all bright and glad, All bright and glad! The dear Lord to us measure According to His pleasure Most of that year, most of that year, In quiet peace, Then joys that never, never cease, then joys that never, never cease, then joys that never, never cease!

Activity Source: Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, New York, 1955

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