Year's End

This year has been a patchwork
Of sunshine, shadows too,
But through it all, dear Saviour,
I have not lost sight of You.

I praise You for Your blessings,
So precious and so dear,
For even in the darkest hours,
Your presence has been near.

And in the times of happiness
Your Holy Spirit's power
Has been so close and wonderful
Through every day and hour.

Forgive me for my failures,
So many though they be,
And this New Year, dear Saviour,
Draw me closer still to Thee.

Honoria A. Groves

December 3l, 1972