The poem was written by Minnie Louise Harkins (1875-1957) and originally titled 'God Knows'.
I pray that 2013 brings you peace beyond measure, blessings in abundance and that you may continually be surprised by joy.
The Gate of the Year
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied,
‘Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!’
So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.
So heart be still!
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth his intention."