Friday, January 04, 2013

A poem for the new year

Graphic by Little Birdie Blessings
I don't know who wrote the following; it was included in the reading for January 2 in Streams in the Desert, but without any author being named.  I would gladly give the author credit if I knew who he or she was.  Here is the poem:

"Still upward be thine onward course:
For this I pray today;
Still upward as the years go by, 
And seasons pass away.

"Still upward in this coming year, 
Thy path is all untried;
Still upward may'st thou journey on,
Close by thy Savior's side.

"Still upward e'en though sorrow come
And trials crush thine heart;
Still upward may they draw thy soul,
With Christ to walk apart.

"Still upward till the day shall break,
And shadows all have flown;
Still upward till in Heaven you wake,
And stand before the throne."

I want to move upward in the coming year.  How about you?


  1. A very timely reminder!! Whatever lies before us the Lord is there to help us. Hope you and your family are blessed greatly in 2013!

  2. So true, isn't it? Do you have Streams in the Desert? A very comforting devotional!

    New Year blessings to you and your family as well, Arlene!


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