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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
New Year
By Florence Weisberg
ACROSS the life-path of our destiny
            The tempests roll,
Chill mists of doubt, dread harbingers of ill
            Assail the soul.
Behind the veil that hides our future fate        5
            We stand in fear,
While yet the shaft of day illumes the dawn
            Of this New Year.
How far along the road of life shall be
            Our pilgrimage?        10
Or has the book of our day’s journey reached
            Its farthest page?
Will star-crowned joy breathe in our ear sweet songs
            Of love and mirth,
Or will sad grief with tear-filled eyes bow down        15
            Our hearts to earth?
.    .    .    .    .
Rest sure in Faith. Our times are in His hand,
            He guides our way,
And guards our feet thro’ darkness and thro’ storm
            To perfect day.        20

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