by Thomas R. C. Norris
from Thoughts of Life and Love
We thank you Lord for this brand new year;
The old has vanished, the new is here;
With You by our side, we have nothing to fear;
Enjoying each smile, overcoming each tear.
Our days are sometimes difficult to simply endure;
But no matter our hurt, We know You're the cure;
Our weakness is constant; but Your Mercy is sure;
Our nature is sinful, but Your Grace makes us pure.
May this be the best year that we've ever known;
May we harvest fruit from the seeds we have sown;
May we each discover that we have spiritually grown;
May Your sweet presence keep us from feeling alone.
And Lord, as we renew our commitment to You;
We ask that You take control of all we say and do;
And we pledge to do more than just sit in our pew;
By Your Amazing Grace we want lives are are new.