A Poem for the New Year



"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"

Isaiah 43:18-19


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The music playing is titled
Variation on Pachelbel's Canon
written by Pierre R. Schwob


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Start Over
by Woodrow Kroll


When you've trusted God and walked His way,
When you've felt His hand lead you day by day,
But your steps now take you another way--

Start over.


When you've made your plans and they've gone awry,
When you've tried your best and there's no more try,
When you've failed yourself and you don't know why--

Start over.


When you've told your friends what you plan to do,
When you've trusted them and they didn't come through,
And now you're all alone and it's up to you--

Start over.


When you've failed your kids and they're grown and gone,
When you've done your best but it's turned out wrong,
And now your grandchildren have come along--

Start over.


When you've prayed to God so you'll know His will,
When you've prayed and prayed and you don't know still,
When you want to stop cause you've had your fill--

Start over.


When you think you're finished and want to quit,
When you've bottomed out in life's deepest pit,
When you've tried and tried to get out of it--

Start over.


When the year has been long and successes few,
When December comes and you're feeling blue,
God gives a January just for you--

Start over.


Starting over means "victories won";
Starting over means "a race well run."
Starting over means "God's will done"--

So don't just sit there,...


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