An upbeat New Years poem like this one is always welcome. Last Year Last year is gone I am happy to say I had my challenges almost every day But a brand new year is a brand new start And life will be good I feel it in my heart.
And we determine how it will be In our own attitude you see. Appreciate yourselves and each other in the new year as I appreciate all of you now. Cheer up a bit, my dear friend And please be happy! And whenever we can, Let us create harmony and peace.
Let us encourage more and criticize less, Give more and need less.
You were not born a slave but as free as air, in all the beauty of the world you share, now banish fear and brush away dull care. Always be firm and never get fear, Cause God gives us a brand New Year! This New Year Don't carry grudges into this new year Move forward and have no fear And as far as mistakes Learn from them and do what it takes To make the coming year nothing but great.
Some good, some distressing. If you are not familiar with this melody, or if you need harmony parts and accompaniment, the melody has also been used for a popular hymn, called "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee. And when the year ends you will see Your goals completed and satisfaction will be Keep a positive attitude and you will find You will do it when you focus your mind.
And yet, the tune we know today isn't quite the same thing that Robert Burns had in mind when he wrote it over two centuries ago.