New Years

To leave the old with a burst of song; 
To recall the right and forgive the wrong; 
To forget the things that bind you fast
To the vain regrets of the year that's past;
To have the strength to let go your hold 
Of the not worth while of the days grown old;  
dare go forth with a purpose true,
 To the unknown task of the year that's new;  
To help your brother along the road, 
To do his work and lift his load;  
To add your gift to the world's good cheer,  
Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.