I am pleased to introduce you to the lovely and talented Nicole Ensing!
Nicole Ensing is a Worship Coordinator and a singer/songwriter living in Guelph, Ontario. Ensing’s original music has been described as a combination of “jazz stylings with folk charm and rock ’n’ roll energy”. She also enjoys spending time with artists, either engaging in their studios or her own. www.nicoleensingband.com
WHERE ALL SOULS MEET
This time of year the Christmas favorites come out, and not just because my band has gigs lined up. While holiday shoppers are listening to remakes of remakes we look forward to sharing our original song, Child of the Snows, with audiences. Granted, we look forward to any opportunity to sneak this gem in but the Christmas season is when it really hits home. This song is about the nativity and it’s based on a poem by G.K. Chesterton of the same name. What strikes me today is the line “We follow the feet where all souls meet, at the inn at the end of the world.” I can’t help but think of the scene in C.S. Lewis’ book The Last Battle in which characters enter a door in a stable and find themselves in Aslan’s country. In Chesterton’s poem, we enter the stable and find an unlikely King, Christ, who promises hope in a harsh environment.
CHILD OF THE SNOWS ~ G.K. Chesterton
There’s heard a hymn when the panes are dim
And never before or again
When the nights are strong with a darkness long
And the dark is alive with rain
Never we know but in sleet and in snow
The place where the great fires are
The midst of the earth is a raging mirth
And the heart of the earth a star
And at night we win to the ancient inn
Where the child in the frost is furled
We follow the feet where all souls meet
At the inn at the end of the world
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