The Gate of the Year


‘God Knows'

And 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 replied:
“Go out 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.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.     ….

Minnie Louise Haskins 1908

as read by King George VI in his 1939 Christmas broadcast – his message to an anxious nation, as to the whole British Empire

Organist James Parsons has provided music to accompany this.  It is Jesus, Meine Zuversicht 728 by J S Bach and you can find it by clicking here


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