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Celtic Christmas The First Day Of The Year
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Katie McMahon
Appears On: Celtic Christmas
Language: English


This first day of the year Jesus to us doth give
His pure and precious blood that we in Him may live
A most rare New Year's gift, a greater none could have
A gift more rich and precious none can desire or crave

What's done on this great day by circumcized Jesus
Is comfort and delight, wonder and joy to us
Who never had beginning, He by whom all began
Begins this day the work of our salvation

Blessed be this New Year's day, blessed be this name Jesus
Blessed be this day of grace and mercy unto us
Let's all put on new hearts to give to our Jesus
No other New Year's gift doth He require of us