The Year Thou Gavest Lord, is Ended.
2016…………. What a year!!!
Filled with highs and filled with lows,
Some were dealt very ugly blows,
Yet, through it all we dare to say,
“Thank you, Lord” for bringing this year our way.
Some made mistakes, some made bad choices,
Whatever was at stake, we still have our voices,
And we lift them up to praise the Great “I am”,
Our Father and the God of Abraham!
For life, for breath, for nourishment,
For the times you gave encouragement,
For your unending faithfulness to us – ward.
In gratitude and appreciation we say “Thank you, Lord”,
Now for some whose goals were not achieved,
And for those of us who were bereaved,
Let’s not give up and let’s not lose our praise,
For in time the hurt and pain God will erase!
He will give healing and He will give strength,
That for our days we might fulfill their length.
Therefore as we prepare to go into the unknown of 2017,
Let us put our hands in the hands of our Heavenly Father,
Let Him lead us every step of the way.
And so with the words of this hymn let’s look forward to a wonderful new year.
“Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er the world’s tempestuous sea;
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
For we have no help but thee,
Yet possessing every blessing,
If our God our Father be.” Words: James Edmeston, 1821
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