Prayer For A New Year 新年祈祷 --Grace Moore Kimata
Grant me a little light, dear Lord,
That I may carry with me through the year,
A little bit of sunlight for my soul
To dry away a grief, to stop a tear.
Grant me a little flame to pierce the dark,
A little star to carry through the night,
A candle of compassion for my heart.
To hold, to give away -- a little light.
amazing grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me.
i once was lost but now i'm found,
was blind but now i see.
t'was grace that taught my heart to fear
and grace my fear relieved
how precious did that grace appear,
the hour i first believed.
through many dangers, toils and snares
we have already come
t'was grace that brought us safe thus far
and grace will lead us home.
when we've been there ten thousand years
bright shining as the sun;
we've no less days to sing god's praise
than when we first begun.