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Standing at the Portal Lyrics and Music

The motivational words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with "Standing at the portal Of the opening year" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Standing at the Portal " hymn were written by its English author Ms. Frances Ridley Havergal. The author of the hymn, Ms. Frances Ridley Havergal, was born on 14 December, 1836 and died on 3 June, 1879. The melodious music that accompanies the "Standing at the Portal " song of praise was composed by Franz Josef Haydn.  The composer of the music to the "Standing at the Portal " hymn, Franz Josef Haydn, was born on March 31, 1732 and died on May 31, 1809. We have placed "Standing at the Portal " in the category of New Year Songs. Enjoy the lovely lyrics of this popular Christian song and long-established church hymn.

Standing at the Portal Hymn
Title: Standing at the Portal *** Name of Composer: Franz Josef Haydn *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Ms. Frances Ridley Havergal *** Hymns Category: New Year Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Standing at the Portal " lyrics, Ms. Frances Ridley Havergal (14 December, 1836-3 June, 1879), was born in Astley, Worcestershire, England and achieved fame as a Religious poet, scholar and Hymn writer..

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Standing at the Portal ", Franz Josef Haydn (March 31, 1732-May 31, 1809), was born in Rohrau, Austria and became famous as a a great symphonist, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Standing at the Portal
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Ms. Frances Ridley Havergal (14 December, 1836 to 3 June, 1879)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Franz Josef Haydn (March 31, 1732 to May 31, 1809)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Standing at the portal Of the opening year"
First Publication Date: 1874


Standing at the Portal Lyrics

Standing at the portal
Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing every fear;
Spoken thru the silence
By our Savior's voice,
Tender, strong and faithful,
Making us rejoice.


Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His Word shall never,
Never pass away.

"I, the Lord, am with thee,
Be thou not afraid;
I will help and strengthen
Be thou not dismayed.
Yea, I will uphold thee
With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen
In My sight to stand."


For the year before us,
O what rich supplies!
For the poor and needy
Living streams shall rise;
For the sad and sinful
Shall His grace abound;
For the faint and feeble
Perfect strength be found.


He will never fail us,
He will not forsake;
For His eternal covenant
He will never break.
Resting on the promise,
What have we to fear?
God is all sufficient
For the coming year.


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