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Put Your Hand in the Hand of God

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In 1939, the British people were facing the possibility and uncertainty of war. The King’s Christmas broadcast, looking ahead into the dark days of 1940, provided a word of hope. It is a word that we need today:

I said to a 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 out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light and safer than a known way.” So I went forth, and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night.

Note: the works are from Louise Haskins’ “The Gate of the Year.” The poem had been published in 1908 and came to the King George’s attention through a Christmas card. The words were also included at the close of the 1940 film, “The Mortal Storm”

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