Through the Year

God be with you in the Springtime 
When the violets unfold, 
And the buttercups and cowslips 
Fill the fields with yellow gold; 
In the time of apple blossoms, 
When the happy bluebirds sing, 
Filling all the world with gladness - 
God be with you in the Spring! 


God be with you in the Summer, 
When the sweet June roses blow, 
When the bobolinks are laughing 
And the brooks with music flow; 
When the fields are white with daisies 
And the days are glad and long -
God be with you in the Summer,
Filling all your world with song.

 

God be with you in the Autumn, 
When the birds and flowers have fled, 
And along the woodland pathways 
Leaves are falling, gold and red; 
When the Summer lies behind you, 
In the evening of the year - 
God be with you in the Autumn, 
Then to fill your heart with cheer.

 

God be with you in the Winter, 
When the snow lies deep and white, 
When the sleeping fields are silent 
And the stars gleam cold and bright. 
When the hand and heart are tired 
With life's long and weary quest - 
God be with you in the Winter, 
Just to guide you into rest. 

- Julian S. Cutler -