New Year Blessings



A Prayer for the New Year

I asked the New Year for some message sweet,

Some rule of life with which to guide my feet,

I asked, and paused: God answered soft and low,

“God’s will to know.”

‘Will knowledge then suffice, New Year?’ I cried:

And, ere the question into silence died,

The answer came, ‘Nay, but remember, too,

“God’ will to do.”

Once more I asked,” Is there no more to tell?”

And once again the answer sweetly fell,

“Yes! this thing, all other things above

“God’s will to love”       

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