The ever-fresh promise of God’s goodness

At the start of each year many find hope in the promise of a fresh start, and a good way to find such renewal is to turn to God. Whether it’s the beginning of a year or any time throughout it, divine Love is perpetually unfolding newness, goodness, and harmony in our lives.

Virginia B. Young

God comes, with succor speedy,
To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong;
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.

His blessings come as showers
Upon the thirsty earth;
And joy and hope, like flowers,
Spring in His path to birth.
Before Him on the mountains
Shall Peace, the herald, go;
From hill to vale the fountains
Of righteousness shall flow.

To Him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vows, ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His name shall stand forever:
His changeless name of Love.

– James Montgomery, “Christian Science Hymnal,” No. 75, adapt. © CSBD

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