BY (REV.) JOSEPH C. BOOTH.
Greetings: To all a Peaceful, Happy Year!
The war is over, victory is won;
The work of reconstruction has begun—
Benevolence pervades the atmosphere.
Colossal movements in the world appear;
Gigantic tasks are waiting to be done:
Then, David-like, towards the challenge run,
And answer, as the Prophets: "We are here!"
The cries of Asia, Europe, Africa;
The groping South Republics and the Isles
Of distant seas, appeal for speedy aid!
America is God's great messenger,
Whose face upon each crippled nation smiles,
Assuring them of our Relief-Crusade!
Troy Times. December 31, 1918: 6 col 2.