At the Gate of the Year
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,
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.
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 in Bristol, England in 1908
Included in King George V1 broadcast 1939
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