Monday, January 05, 2009

Another Year

At the commencement of the year 1874, Frances Havergal composed the following hymn as a New Year’s greeting card. Might it also be our greeting for the year ahead of us:
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.
Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.
Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in heaven, another year for Thee.

Looking back and looking forward, may yours be a new year lived in the presence of God and the fellowship of Christ.

2 comments:

flower, gan en methodist said...

another year god gives. hope everyone has happinesses and good health which money cannot buy them. GOD BLESS throughout the year 2009. PEACE BE UPON U

sarawakiana said...

William - that's beautiful and poetic....

God's Grace is sufficient for you and your family.