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A New Year’s Reflection

by Inglis Fleming


I pass another milestone,

Upon the journey home;

And nearer, ever nearer

The lights of heaven come.

(Romans 13:11)

Their light illumes the pathway,

Through all the desert way;

The dawn of morning growing

Into the perfect day.

(Proverbs 4:18)

It shone upon my childhood

It showed me self and sin,

It led me to the Saviour,

To peace and joy within.

(Romans 5:1)

It cast its glorious radiance

Into my inmost heart;

Revealing Christ in glory

And with Him there my part.

(John 17:22-26)

Displaying all the fullness

Of God’s unchanging love,

A Father’s love upon me

A Father’s house above.

(John 16:27; 14:2)

It showed me Christ the centre

Of all God’s wondrous plan,

The Object of His counsel—

The glorious Son of Man.

(Psalm 8; Ephesians 1:10)

It shines upon my manhood

With ever bright’ning ray

Directs the gaze on JESUS

From all of earth away.

(Hebrews 12:2)

And till the race is ended

That light my guide will be;

Till hope shall have fruition

With Christ eternally,

(1 Thessalonians 4:17)

I.Fleming

Edification 1928






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