Old Year, Good-Night!

By Alexander Maclean

Old Year, good night! A faithful friend
You’ve been to us, and Heaven send
You peace, as through the noisy night
You take your long and solemn flight
Adown the path we all descend.
You brought us merry hours to spend;
In gratitude we would forfend
From you the thought of parting-slight;
Old Year, good-night
Good-night! and when we, too, must wend
Our midnight way your path to attend,
Come, good old Year, and bring a light
To make our path a little bright;
Not here, not now, let friendship end;
Old Year, good-night!

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