At the Gate of the Year

Discussion in 'News and Politics' started by Triple Threat, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

    At the Gate of the Year
    I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
    'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'

    And he replied,
    'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
    That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'

    So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
    Trod gladly into the night
    He led me towards the hills
    And the breaking of day in the lone east.

    So heart be still!
    What need our human life to know
    If God hath comprehension?

    In all the dizzy strife of things
    Both high and low,
    God hideth his intention."

    by Minnie Louise Harkins 1875-1957

    Included in King George V1 broadcast 1939