Auld Lang Syne Versions to Bring in the New Year

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Auld Lang Syne

Believe it or not, next week will be 2023! If you are like me, you’re thinking where did 2022 go? With each passing year, life seems to fly by faster and faster. This is why it is more important to mark certain holidays and occasions as we get older. Traditionally the most iconic song for bringing in the New Year is “Auld Lang Syne.” Let’s look at the history of this song and I will introduce you to a newer version.

“Auld Lang Syne”

Set to the tune of an old folk song, Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, wrote the lyrics in 1788. The most direct translation of the title into English means “Old Long Since.” As famous as it has become, the meaning of the lyrics is still unclear. However, the first two lines seem to be rhetorical as it asks, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and the days of auld lang syne?” As we close the door to one year, the song asks us to remember our friends.

Regardless if people know the words of the song or understand the meaning behind them, “Auld Lang Syne” is one of the most recognizable songs in the world. This is due to movies like When Harry Met Sally or even watching the Times Square ball drop.

“All Glory Be to Christ”

Ten years ago in 2012, Dustin Kensrue rewrote the lyrics with a Christian theme. Unlike the first version, we can understand the meaning of the lyrics. Kings Kaleidoscope performs the song. Enjoy “All Glory be to Christ.”

Verse One-

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!

Verse Two-

His will be done; His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ!

Verse Three-

When on the day the great I Am
The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be
All glory be to Christ!

What a great way to end 2022 and start 2023 by putting Christ in the center! He deserves all the glory! Perhaps you can start a new tradition of singing or playing this version for the New Year.

May the Lord bless you and yours this 2023! From everyone at Mike Goins Real Estate, Happy New Year!