You are my beloved, my delight

by | Jan 10, 2021 | Reflections

‘You are my beloved, my delight.’

Here’s a lovely poem by Malcolm Guite (from his collection Sounding the Seasons) about the baptism of Jesus, and what it reveals, and a link to a musical reworking of the poem by Steve Bell.

Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;
The river runs, the clouds are torn apart,
The Father speaks, the Spirit and the Son
Reveal to us the single loving heart
That beats behind the being of all things
And calls and keeps and kindles us to light.
The dove descends, the spirit soars and sings
‘You are belovèd, you are my delight!’

In that quick light and life, as water spills
And streams around the Man like quickening rain,
The voice that made the universe reveals
The God in Man who makes it new again.
He calls us too, to step into that river
To die and rise and live and love forever.