January 1, 1753

1753 January 1 (Monday).  I desire humbly to wait upon God for the Great Grace necessary to make a right use and improvement of the Swift Flight of Time — Time which is So exceeding precious! How prone am I to depend on what I am my Self doing when nothing is or can be vainer! How prone I am also to depend upon having another Year to Spend as I have had the former, whereas infinite Wisdom has advis’d that I boast not of So much as tomorrow, because I know not what a Day will bring forth.  As I would heartily praise God for this Day, So would devoutly resign to Him, whether I shall enjoy any more, or how many; and what shall befall both me and mine.  Mr. Daniel Hardy brought me a Load of Wood.