New Day

New Day

The rising sun that lights the sea

And warms each mile so gradually

Lies hidden from our mortal sight

But none the less dispels the night.

Like this, God’s Word with brilliant force

Though few at first, discern the source

Has burst upon the sea of men

And lit the future once again.

How many will proclaim his signs

When the truth shines bright from the noon day sky?

But blessed are they, whose faith’s first sworn,

In these still, dark hours of earliest morn.

c. James P. West 2010