This shiny bright new year I wish you Faith ~
Faith that this world cannot dampen or cool,
Faith in your dreams when the facts overrule,
Faith in the Word, though some folks call you fool,
I wish you Faith for this coming new year.
This shiny bright new year I wish you Peace ~
Peace that the world's cares cannot nullify,
Peace that is unswayed though all goes awry,
Peace that this world cannot beg, steal or buy,
I wish you Peace for this coming new year.
This shiny bright new year I wish you Joy ~
Joy that is untouched by earth's trials and fears,
Joy that is constant when sorrow appears,
Joy that is able to smile through its tears,
I wish you Joy for this coming new year.
This shiny bright new year I wish you Love ~
Love that is steadfast, a love to abide,
Love that's a refuge in which you can hide,
Love unconditional, unqualified,
I wish you Love for this coming new year.
This shiny bright new year I wish you Someone ~
One who's the source of all mentioned above,
One who brings Faith on the wings of a dove,
One who's synonymous with Peace, Joy and Love,
I wish you Jesus this coming new year!
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"For all the promises of God
in Him are yea,
and in Him Amen,
unto the glory of God by us."
(II Corinthians 1:20 KJV)
As we look toward a brand new year
Then gaze back to the past
We pause with mixed emotions
And memories that still last.
For this year has taught us lessons
We never thought we’d learn
To stand in the face of adversity
Seeking peace for which we yearn.
Each life a precious memory
Each face burned in our souls
The hero, the innocent, those who were lost
Were halves who made someone whole.
So we pray for this year to be peaceful
For strength to see us through
For each one who lost someone precious
And for all that is holy and true.
As we pray God’s eternal blessings
For our leaders and our land
We walk toward the future together
Heart to heart and hand in hand.