Carol For New Year's Day

The old year now away is fled, the new year it is entered,
Then let us now our sins downtread, and joyfully all appear;
Let's merry be this holiday, and let us run with sport and play,
Hang sorrow, let's cast care away - God send us a Happy New Year.

And now with new year's gifts, each friend unto each other they do send;
God grant we may our lives amend, so that the truth may appear.
Now like the snake cast off your skin of evil thoughts and wicked sin,
And to amend this new year begin - God send us a Happy New Year.

And now let all the company in friendly manner all agree,
For we are here welcome, all may see, unto this jolly good cheer.
I thank my master and my dame, the which are founders of the same,
To eat and drink now is no shame - God send us a Happy New Year.

Come lads and lasses, everyone, Jack, Tom, Dick, Bess, Mary and Joan,
We'll cut the meat unto the bone, for welcome you need not fear.
And here for good liquor we shall not lack, it will whet my brain and strengthen my back,
This jolly good cheer must not go to wrack - God send us a Happy New Year.

Come, give us more liquor when I do call, I'll drink to each one in this hall,
I hope that so loud I must not bawl, but unto me lend an ear.
Good fortune to my master send, and to my dame, which is our friend,
God bless us all, and so I end - God send us a Happy New Year.

© Golden Hind Music