[新春禱告] A New Year Prayer — [Composed and sung by Rev. Carpus Yip 葉華牧師 (1946-2018)]

[新春禱告]A NEW YEAR PRAYER [Composed by Rev. Carpus Yip 葉華牧師 (1946-2018)]

1. 祈求上主在新的歲月,為我常顯示祢的意旨,
年年歲歲得見雲柱火柱,並祢聲音,將前途明示;
祢的竿催促,祢的杖扶持,明我眼光,健我心志。
祢賜恩典綿綿永生之久,祢的怒氣只暫現片時。
若有主導我前行,步伐那可延遲?
In this New Year day, here I come and pray,
that dear Lord, you would show me your way,
show the pillar of cloud to guide my day,
show the right time to go or to stay.
Let your rod bid me; let your staff help me.
Strengthen me when I am in dismay.
Lord your favor and grace lasts a life time,
but your anger lasts only a day.
If you are walking with me, I will not go astray.

2. 炮竹一聲納新歡送舊,日子循轉在祢的聖手;
祈求恩主將我易轍改透,活得光輝、堅強而長壽。
掌握新今天,擺脫舊昨日,緣在祢的恩典足夠!
祢以恩典為年歲的冠冕,祢的路徑都滴下脂油。
讓我今步主足跡,前行永不回頭!
The fire crackers proclaim New Year is here,
But it’s you, my Lord, control the gear.
Lord, transform me and make new things appear.
Help my life show your image real clear.
To press on the front; to forget the rear,
You can help me overcome my fear.
With your bounty you always crown my year.
Your carts overflow without a peer.
Let me now follow your tracks, press on to my new sphere.

3. 求現在教導數算每日,讓我好得著智慧的心;
人世苦短,不要夢裡空過,用我此生救靈魂更多。
不貪慕逸樂,不懶惰睡卧,誰願半清醒中蹉跎?
叫我一生事奉裡極快樂,盡早飽得主浩瀚愛河。
願我的日子如何,力量也必如何!
Dear Lord, teach me to number my days,
I may gain a wise heart and more grace.
In the life’s road men walk at a quick pace.
Use me now in all possible ways.
Lazy not today; sleepy not today,
How can I afford to waste my days?
Satisfy me in the morning with your love.
Help me serve you with joy and with praise.
May you now keep your promise:
My strength will equal my days.