What shall I ask for the coming year
What shall my watchword be
What should thou do for me, dear Lord
What can I do for thee?
Lord, I would ask for a HOLY YEAR
Spent in thy perfect will
Help me to walk in THY very steps
Help me to PLEASE thee still.
Lord, I would ask for a TRUSTFUL YEAR
Give me THY FAITH DIVINE
Taking my full inheritance
Making thy fullness mine!
Lord, I would ask for a year of LOVE
O let me love THEE best
Give me the love that failed not
Beneath the hardest test.
Lord, I would ask for a YEAR of PRAYER
Teach me to WALK with thee
BREATHE in my heart the SPIRIT’S PRAYER
Pray thou thy prayer in me!
Lord, I would ask for the DYING world
Stretch forth thy MIGHTY hand
Thy truth proclaim, thy power display
This year in every land.
Lord, I would ask for a YEAR of JOY
Thy PEACE, thy joy divine
Springing undimmed through all the days
Be thy days of shade or shine.
Lord, I ask for a YEAR of HOPE
Looking for thee to COME
And hastening on that year of years
That brings us home to YOU.
In JESUS’ Precious Name! AMEN
- “The Countdown”
- “HIS EXCELLENT NAME”