When winter comes and winds are cold and keen,
When nights are darkest, though the stars shine bright,
When life shrinks to its roots, or sleeps unseen,
Then may he bless and bring you to his light.
For he has come at last, and can be seen,
God’s love, made vulnerable, tightly curled:
The Winter Child, The Saviour Of The World.
A reading from Malcolm Guite of our Winter Benediction~
The featured image is (c) Lancia E. Smith and is used with her glad permission for Cultivating, The Cultivating Project, and for Malcolm Guite. The Seasons Benedictions, originally commissioned by Cultivating, can also be found in Malcolm Guite’s book – After Prayer.
Poet, priest, Chaplain of Girton College Cambridge, and academic, Dr Rev’d Malcolm Guite travels extensively throughout Great Britain and North America, to give lectures, concerts and poetry readings. He is the author of nine books, and fronts the Cambridge
rock band, Mystery Train.