New Years Resolution

January 2, 2011

I am determined to live by the resolution penned by Palmer Hartsough in 1896:

I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world’s delight,
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.

I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.

I am resolved to follow the Savior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living Way.

I am resolved to enter the kingdom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still will I enter in.

I am resolved, and who will go with me?
Come, friends, without delay,
Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit,
We’ll walk the heav’nly way.

I will hasten to him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.

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2 Responses to “New Years Resolution”

  1. Diane said

    Hallelujah! I’m with you!

  2. Sharon said

    Great resolution.

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