January 03, 2009

Resolution


*a sweet friend wrote about this poem and it fit perfectly with how I feel about this new year before me, so here is my new year's resolution*


At the Gate of the Year


I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'

And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'

So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.

So heart be still! 
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?

In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth His intention."


by Minnie Louise Harkins 1875-1957
Included in King George V1 broadcast 1939

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