A whole new year is mine today...
May I be wiser, Lord I pray!
I'd strengthen friendships, old and true,
And learn to cherish new ones, too;
To keep on learning and to grow
A little better as I go.
To cast aside each grudge and grief,
And hold fast to a firm belief
That life is joyous, gracious, good
When I lived in terms of brotherhood!
To welcome fun, and play a while,
To lighten work with a happy smile!
To thank the Lord and every day
Remember Him, and kneel to pray
In gratitude for strength and health
And blessings which are all my wealth!
This year's a gift from God to me
'To spend, or use, or set me free
A whole new year is mine today .
May I be wiser, Lord, I pray!