Wednesday, December 30, 2009

“Happy new year and happy new you!”

Hey you, wake up to a brand new day,

New mercies are here,

Happy new year and happy new you!

Rise up, rise up and shake off

The yesteryears’ dust,

Happy new year and happy new you!

Do you hear the new sound of hope

Thumpin’ at your soul’s door?

Happy new year and happy new you!

Strengthen weak hands and feeble knees;

And march into new boundaries,

Happy new year and happy new you!

On the threshold of a new age

Recognize you’re the essence of heaven here and say:

Happy new year and happy new you!

Happy new year and happy new you

Means in all you do stay joyful and true!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

“Not Only Christmas Day”

Lord, this is my prayer
Not only on Christmas Day

But until I see You face to face

May I live my life this way:

Just like the baby Jesus

I ever hope to be,

Resting in Your loving arms

Trusting in Your sovereignty.

And like the growing Christ child

In wisdom daily learning,

May I ever seek to know You

With my mind and spirit yearning.

Like the Son so faithful

Let me follow in Your light,

Meek and bold, humble and strong

Not afraid to face the night.

Nor cowardly to suffer

And stand for truth alone,

Knowing that Your kingdom

Awaits my going home.

Not afraid to sacrifice

Though great may be the cost,

Mindful how You rescued me

From broken-hearted loss.

Like my risen Savior

The babe, the child, the Son,

May my life forever speak

Of who You are and all You've done.

So while this world rejoices

And celebrates Your birth,

I treasure You, the greatest gift

Unequaled in Your worth.

I long to hear the same words

That welcomed home Your Son,

"Come, good and faithful servant,"

Your Master says, "Well done."

And may heaven welcome others

Who will join with me in praise

Because I lived for Jesus Christ

Not only Christmas Day

-- Mary Fairchild