Another year has just begun —

Another year my earthy race to run.

How shall I run? What is my goal?

Where shall I find rest for my soul?

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ ]esus.

Philippians 3:14

Another year -again a year of war —

A year to fight the evil at my door.

How do I fight? What is my strategy?

What my protection? What refuge is for me?

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Ephesians 6:11

Another year -a year begun in prayer,

A year in which I know my Savior’s there.

How can H pray? What words shall I now say?

My feeble efforts -Are they heard night and day?

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Romans 8:26

Another year -a year to praise our Lord,

A year to glorify His name in sweet accord.

How can I praise? Can these lips utter laud?

Can sinful man praise the thrice-holy God?

“0 Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.”

Psalm 51:15

Thelma Westra