Happy New Year!

Hello 2011!

Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New
~Alfred Tennyson 1850

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife,
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweet manners, purer laws.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

~

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
~Martin Luther

С новым годом!

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. 2011 just seems so crazy….I remember the movie 2001 when I was little and that year seemed SO FAR OFF….and here we are 10 years after that…GLORY.

  2. What a great poem – I’d truly never read it before. Let’s ring in 2011 loud enough for the world to hear across every border!

  3. I love this…he wrote the things on my heart…what a wonderful way express oneself. Hope you have a wonderful year with your weddings and who knows what will be in our next chapter.
    What a great post!

  4. Such rich words and meaning in your poem… deep thoughts to ponder !
    a Blessed New Year to you, Ellen !! with hugs…..

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