Another Year Is Dawning
In many churches, the beginning of the year wouldn’t be complete without singing Frances Ridley Havergal’s great “Another Year Is Dawning.” Its words reflect the deep consecration that marked her poems. Frances considered every New Year’s Day a never-to-be-missed opportunity of rededication to Christ, and several New Year’s hymns came from her pen.
This particular poem, “Another Year Is Dawning,” was written as a prayer for the beginning of 1874. Frances composed it near the end of the old year and had it printed on a specially designed greeting card to be sent to friends. The caption said, “A Happy New Year! Ever Such May It Be!”