I wish you all a joyous new year
May God's richest blessings be yours;
My wish is for peace to come to this earth,
for, love and compassion restores.
That fear and hate would forever be gone
from our nations cities and shores.
That we might love and respect one another
and 'Be and let Be,' be our creed;
That we invite God back into our nation
and drive out all thoughts of envy and greed!
That we might leave to the next generation
a world that from hunger and war could be freed!
That our children could look with hope to the future
and dwell in peace in this beautiful land;
If all of the people of all of the nations would band
together....wouldn't it be grand?