Saturday, January 2, 2010

keep us through life's wintry days...


I just posted this old and wonderful hymn a couple of weeks ago but the snows are back and yesterday (New Year's Day) my daughter Molly (who is turning 13 in a few days) took these beautiful photographs during a family walk around the neighborhood..

"HYMN OF WINTER.

' T is Winter now-; the fallen snow
Has left the heavens all coldly clear;
Through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow,
And all the earth lies dead and drear.

And yet God's love is not withdrawn ;
His life within the keen air breathes,
His beauty paints the crimson' dawn,
And clothes the boughs with glitt'ring wreaths.

And though abroad the sharp winds blow,
And skies are chill, and frosts are keen,
Home closer draws her circle now,
And warmer glows her light within.

O God! who giv'st the winter's cold
As well as summer's joyous rays,
Us warmly in Thy love enfold,
And keep us through life's wintry days !"

Blessings

6 comments:

Chalicechick said...

Lovely!

boston unitarian said...

Hello!
Its great to hear from you. Molly says thank you and I wish you and yours a wonderful New Year.
Blessings, BU

DairyStateDad said...

Beautiful pictures.

Tracie the Red said...

I'm thinking that berry picture would make an awesome desktop image.

Word verification: blest

Yes, we are! God is great!

boston unitarian said...

Molly says thank you-I am not one to brag on my children but I think she has a prety good eye! I hope this new year is a good one for you and
Blessings, BU

boston unitarian said...

Hi Tracie,
I am partial to that picture as well...and God is indeed great! Many thanks Tracie and
Blssings, BU