In The Bleak Midwinter (Christmas)

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Song Title:
  In The Bleak Midwinter
Song Category:
  Christmas
Play Time:
  4:24
CD:
  Sentforth
Track Number:
  11
Instruments:
  ASR-10/Acoustic guitar
Composed By:
  Christina Rossetti/Gustav Holst
Performed By:
  Kenny Carter

 
   
 

In The Bleak Midwinter

1- In the bleak midwinter, 
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, 
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,  
In the bleak midwinter, 
Long ago.

2- Heaven cannot hold Him, 
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak midwinter 
A stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, 
Jesus Christ.

3- Angels and archangels 
Were gathered there
Cherubim and seraphim 
Thronged the air;
But only His mother , 
In her maiden bliss,
Worshiped the Beloved 
With a kiss.

4- What can I give him, 
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, 
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man, 
I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give him 
Iíll give my heart.

Words: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), 1872;
appeared posthumously in
The
Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, Poem #426,† 1904.

Music: "Cranham," Gustav Theodore Holst, 1906
 Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: "The English Hymnal," p. 44, 1916

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