Looking For A Poem
(9/15/2013 5:20:00 PM)
Here is the poem:
THE NEW DAY
Some men thank God for a day that is done;
I thank Him rather for one begun,
For the chance to live as I feel I should,
And with His good grace, as I know I could.
So I face the world each morn anew,
Glad of the work I have to do;
The work that gives me my daily bread,
And the dear home-roof above my head;
The work that trains and tests, and tries
What manner of spirit within me lies;
The work that reveals to the man I meet
The man I shall be at the judgment seat.
I'm glad of the chance the new days give
To gather the wisdom by which men live,
The wisdom to think and to do the right,
And that puts all craven fears to flight.
I'm glad of the chance to do and say
A kindly thing in a kindly way;
And of bringing, if but for a little while.
To the face of another - a happy smile.
I thank God, too, for the morning ray
That ushers in the new-born day;
For the song of birds and the sight of flowers;
For the growing light of the morning hours;
For the friends I'll meet upon my way-
And the welcome home at the close of day.
Where I found the whole poem (in an Australian Adventist publication) did not list the poet, but some excerpts from it I found elsewhere credited Allan Junior. Allan Junior is also the author of another poem (" Around the Fireside" ;) that I found in an Australian Adventist publication.