Lead Kindly, Gentle Light (A Lenten Poem)

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Apr 03 2012

Category: Lenten Prayer


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From the great stars,

To earth’s humble stable

God made a journey to the heart of man

In a village called Bethlehem

Where God’s Light shone on men.

The heart of man was darkness-pronged

So dark he couldn’t see

Till the moonless blackness of the night

Gave birth to the illuminating Light.

Sun of man’s soul abide with us

And fill our emptiness with love

In this world of hopeless darkness

Set free the self from sin’s clutches.

Abide with us till night is over

Amidst the earth’s encircling gloom

Be Thou our Light, lead kindly on

’til safely with Your grace reach home.


5 comments on “Lead Kindly, Gentle Light (A Lenten Poem)”

  1. Oh wow, Cynthia–this is a beautiful, reverent psalm or hymn. I wonder if it would be alright to print it out, with full credit to you of course? My wonderful and devout cousin, “St” Theresa, would love it too–I send her my writing, and the things from other writers here that are especially impressive, deeply moving–as she is turning 73 this week and will never have a computer (her skills run to other things!). God bless you today, and always–Wishing you a much-blessed Easter.

  2. Your poems are always inspiring and are filled with his light shining into the hearts of many! I feel so fortunate that i can always read them…for they always brighten and lift my day!

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