Today we will focus on the New Year, and tomorrow the Circumcision and Name of Jesus.
As the new year approaches, the church gathers together, as the collect for the day says,
Another tradition that looks back on the past and forward to the future is the singing of "O God, Our Help in Ages Past." This hymn is a paraphrase of Psalm 90, which happens to be the appointed Psalm for New Year's Eve. Pardon the recording quality here, as All for Hymn makes room for Virgil Fox.
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone
And our defense is sure.