Recorded by Two of a Kind (David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans)
As the year draws to an end, we remember
All the moments of delight, all the things that went so wrong:
All the violence, all the heartbreak, all the splendor,
All the people who have died, all the new lives just begun.
The year behind us lingers, then it slips into the past.
May the new year bring us treasures that will last.
May we sing. May we cry. May we never be afraid to wonder why.
May we shout. May we mourn. May our lives provide a home where hope is born.
May we somehow find the courage to choose love instead of fear.
May we gently hold the sorrows and welcome in the blessings of the year.
May the hurt within our hearts find its healing.
May the places we’ve been stuck open up and set us free.
May we let our numbness go and trust our feelings.
May we know we are enough. May we learn who we can be.
The world around us struggles, full of hate and full of pain.
May we use our gifts to build a better way.
May we dance. May we rage. May our wisdom bring a just and gentle age.
May we march. May we grieve. May we find the good in which we can believe.
May our words and may our actions show that peace is drawing near.
May we boldly face the troubles and welcome in the blessings of the year.
May we work for the good. May we tend the people most misunderstood.
May we rest and rejoice. May we know the world is better for our voice.
May our wonder be a witness to the beauty that is here.
May we welcome in the blessings. May we welcome in the blessings.
May we welcome in the blessings of the year.