Young, young year, to us be kind!
What secrets do you hold in store?
What pain or pleasure shall we find
That we have never found before?
O fresh young year, to us be kind!
The Old, the New, we wish for both!
This reaching out of instincts blind
Must quicken to a larger growth.
O strong New Year, to us be kind!
Give Truth and Life, we ask not more,
We leave the vain regret behind,
We reach for fuller light before.
O New, New Year, to us be kind!
We cannot wait; we feel our way;
We live for that we hope to find
With each retuning New Year’s day!