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A Song For The New Year {1915}

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THE Year of the Sorrows went out with great wind:
Lift up, lift up, O broken hearts, your Lord is kind,
And He shall call His flock home where no storms be
Into a sheltered haven out of sound of the sea.

There shall be bright sands there and a milken hill,
They shall lie in the sun there and drink their fill,
They shall have dew and shade there and grass to the knee,
Safe in a sheltered haven out of sound of the sea.

He shall bind their wounds up and their tears shall cease:
They shall have sweetest pillows and a bed of ease.
Come up, come up and hither, O little flock, saith He,
Ye shall have sheltered havens out of sound of the sea.

The first day of New Year strewed the sea with dead.
Lift up, lift up, O broken heart and hanging head!
The Lord walks on the waters and a Shepherd is He
They shall have sheltered havens out of sound of the sea.

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Sona Wilae 22 December 2017

Beautiful poetry of Worship!

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Edward Kofi Louis 22 December 2017

Sound of the sea! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 22 December 2017

Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long past year bewildered and in sorrows into a new year flushed with hopes, joy, faith, promise and prospect.............outstanding piece scripted beautifully.............thanks for sharing

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Bernard F. Asuncion 22 December 2017

Such an inspiring write by Katharine Tynan??????

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Rajnish Manga 22 December 2017

Radiating the spirit of New Year when all sorrows will go away and 'all tears shall cease'. Thanks. THE Year of the Sorrows went out with great wind: Lift up, lift up, O broken hearts

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