God bless the day of this bright new beginning,
good things unfolding to love and surprise,
leaving the past in the Spirit's safe-keeping,
faith looking forward with confident eyes.
Let there be ending to hurt and to heartache,
channels of grace where forgiveness may flow,
surges of joy in our everyday living,
sunlight for seeds of new purpose to grow.
Here is a sign of God's patience and promise,
here's a clear page in the book of our days,
making new meaning of old understanding,
finding new reason to wonder and praise.