Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends.

It is now 22:37 on Sunday, January 1st, 2012 in New Zealand. We are at the end of the first day of the New Year.

A new week, a new month, a new year. 

May this year bring peace that passes understanding, strength to graciously face our difficulties, grace to our neighbours and joy. All gifts and mercies from God.

This morning in church I thought of the hymn 'Be Thou my Vision'. This is my prayer for 2012. That God will truly be my all.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


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