From: Paul Gage
Standing At The Portal by Frances Ridley Havergal
Standing at the portal Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us, Hushing every fear;
Spoken thru the silence By our Savior’s voice,
Tender, strong and faithful, Making us rejoice.
Onward, then, and fear not, Children of the day;
For His Word shall never, Never pass away.
“I, the Lord, am with thee, Be thou not afraid;
I will help and strengthen Be thou not dismayed.
Yea, I will uphold thee With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen In My sight to stand.”
For the year before us, O what rich supplies!
For the poor and needy Living streams shall rise;
For the sad and sinful Shall His grace abound;
For the faint and feeble Perfect strength be found.
He will never fail us, He will not forsake;
For His eternal covenant He will never break.
Resting on the promise, What have we to fear?
God is all sufficient For the coming year.