Happy Sunday

Happy New Year

 

Happy New Decade

 

Grant me the strength from day to day

 

To bear what burdens come my way.

 

Grant me throughout this bright New Year

 

More to endure and less to fear.

 

Help me live that I may be

 

From spite and petty malice free.

Let me not bitterly complain

 

When cherished hopes of mine prove vain,

 

Or spoil with deeds of hate and rage

 

Some fair tomorrow’s spotless page.

 

Lord, as the days shall come and go

 

In courage let me stronger grow.

 

 

Lord, as the New Year dawns today

 

Help me to put my faults away.

 

Let me be big in little things;

 

Grant me the joy which friendship brings.

 

Keep me from selfishness and spite;

 

Let me be wise in what is right.

A happy New Year! Grant that I

 

May bring no tear to any eye.

 

When this New Year in time shall end

 

Let it be said I’ve played the friend,

 

Have lived and loved and labored here,

 

And made of it a happy year.

—Edgar A Guest

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