The Gate of the Year

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Every New Year’s Eve we run this excerpt from a wonderful poem – popularly known as “The Gate of the Year” though the actual title is “God Knows.”  It was written more than 100 years ago by Minnie Louise Haskins. This is the poem in its entirety: And I said to the man who stood … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition here to publish this wonderful poem. Though many know it simply as “The Gate of the Year,” its title is actually “God Knows” and it was written in the early part of the 20th century by Minnie Louise Haskins. While the lines above are the most well-known, here it … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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It’s a tradition here on New Year’s Eve to run a graphic featuring an excerpt from the lovely poem God Knows – commonly known as The Gate of the Year – written in the early part of the 20th century. (This year’s photo was made at the Morton Arboretum in Chicago earlier this month.) I thought you might enjoy … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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It’s a tradition here at The Christian Gift for us to run an excerpt from a lovely poem called God Knows (commonly known as The Gate of the Year), every New Year’s Eve. May we each put our hands into the hand of God and walk with Him as we step across the threshold into 2016.

The Gate of the Year

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More than a century ago, Minnie Louise Haskins penned a poem entitled God Knows. It became widely known when the King of England quoted it in his 1939 Christmas address to an anxious nation on the brink of war. It’s been our tradition to post the poem’s opening, known popularly as The Gate of the … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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Printing the preamble to this lovely little poem on New Year’s Eve is a tradition here at The Christian Gift. Written more than 100 years ago, The Gate of the Year gained recognition during the early years of World War II when King George VI quoted it during his 1939 Christmas message to the people of … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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Each New Year’s Eve, we post this excerpt from the lovely poem, The Gate of the Year, written a little more than 100 years ago by Minnie Louise Haskins. Can’t think of a more appropriate sentiment as we prepare to step into 2013 (or any new year, for that matter). Happy New Year!

The Gate of the Year

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Here at The Christian Gift it’s a New Year’s tradition to post the first few lines of  The Gate of the Year, a beautiful poem written by  Minnie Louise Haskins in 1908: I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, “Give me a light that I may tread safely into … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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Each year at this time we run an excerpt from The Gate of the Year, a wonderful poem written by Minnie Louise Haskins more than 100 years ago. It’s a beautiful statement about stepping forth into the new year with faith in God’s guidance and love. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy, and blessed 2011. Rebecca … Continued