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 said, "Go 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." So I went forth, and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
(Minnie Loise Harkins)
Included in King GeorgeVI's, (1939) radio speech to the nation.