And I said to the 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 light and safer than a known way.”
Minnie Louise Haskins – British poet and sociologist (1875-1957), from the poem “The Gate of the Year” (1908), which became popular, after King Georg VI. (1936-1952 king of England, 1895-1952) quoted it in his 1939 Christmas broadcast