“Jesus… lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come... Now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to Thee… Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth. As Thou hast sent Me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world” (John 17:1-18).
There is a moment we call NOW,
A little season we call TIME,
In which the Lord will show us how
To live for purposes sublime.
The season we may sanctify
Is surely not for very long,
For life is short before we die,
And days are few that we are strong.
Our Savior lifted up His eyes:
“The hour is come,” He said at last.
The hour that we have now flies;
Our life on earth shall soon be passed.
Another year has come and gone;
We now assess how time was spent.
The new year very soon will dawn
Upon this world in which we’re sent.
O Lord, we come to You with haste
To sanctify this life we live,
For otherwise we only waste
This precious season that You give.
Lord, sanctify us by Your Word
And give us ears to humbly hear
And do the things that we have heard
Today and in the coming year.