Friday, 1 January 2010


(for Rosie)

A new year has begun: and swells of change
Will surge behind and swirl around our boat;
As days move on landscapes will rearrange
And through grace only will we stay afloat.
Yet as our curragh rushes on we'll know
There is within a place we love to share
Since though the currents drive and torrents flow
We're nurtured by a wife and mother's care.

And up above the sun, in changelessness,
Provides a fixed point, rule, and warmth and light;
It constancy rebukes our fickleness;
It brightness warms us still and makes us bright.

Since God's great love in Christ casts out all fear
We voyage together through another year.

Written for New Year 1996.

A happy New Year to all readers. The first verse I read this year was:

"Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according to thy word", Psalm 119: 65. I'm glad to share it!


  1. Happy New Year!
    Blessings and prayers,

  2. :) JUst saw your comment on my blog.

    Thank you so much for checking on me.

    I have meant to update so much many times in the last part of the year, but unfortunately I have forgotten the password to my blog AND the email linked with it...

    So I think it is time that another website is due :D

    I will keep you updated, but if you wanted to get in touch you can do so here:

    It's Mimi from

  3. Happy New Year!!! Thanks for being a blessing and very encouraging to me.

  4. oh so beautiful david...i am stuck for words!
    another poem i will come back to and read.
    this one can not be just skimmed over for sure!
    from terry


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