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!