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A New Day Dawning


Loyd David Burt

Drink deep the sweet cold mountain air

Feast thine eye upon the new born sun

Watch it rise ere its burning glory

Warms the earth for everyone.

Face the tasks that have been allotted

Awake thy brethren from their sleep

Lead them to those pastures promised

For thou art the shepherd, and they, the sheep.

Be upstanding in thine image

Let not the children see thee cry

Hide the salted tear that formeth

Formeth in thine weary eye.

Hide from them thy daily burden

Allow them all to laugh and play

For soon, too soon, their youth will vanish

That burden will be theirs someday.

Shake the dew from yonder flower,

Watch its unladen head, unbow.

Smell its fragrance at dawn's early hour

Remove thy scowl, light up thy brow.

Pray that the bounty in the land around thee

Will continue for years to flow,

Ask of Him His daily blessing

And may thou in His likeness grow.

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