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“The Gate of the Year” by Minnie Haskins 1908 (used by King George VI to open his 1939 Christmas address, few months after the start of World War II)

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied, ‘Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!’

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