Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


New Year's Prayer Poem

New Year's Prayer

by Charlotte Anselmo

Thank you Lord for giving me
The brand new year ahead
Help me live the way I should
As each new day I tread.

Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.

The year ahead is empty
Help me fill it with good things
Each new day filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
A courage born of peace
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.

Please give to all upon this earth
A heart that's filled with love
A gentle happy way to live
With Your blessings from above.

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The New Year lies before you,
like a spotless track of snow...
be careful how you tread on it,
for every mark will show.

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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne was partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, 'Auld Lang Syne' literally means 'old long ago,' or simply, 'the good old days.'

Here are the lyrics: however, many people seem to remember only the first verse.

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 

and never brought to mind? 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 

and days of auld lang syne? 

For auld lang syne, my dear,

for auld lang syne,

we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 

and never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 

and days of auld lang syne? 

And here's a hand, my trusty friend 

And gie's a hand o' thine 

We'll tak'A cup o' kindness yet 

For auld lang syne.

Hear and see "Auld Lang Syne" performed by Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway. She widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. This is a magnificent rendition with beautiful images at YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x91rBzNKvlc&NR=1