Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In The Bleak Midwinter

I've been searching for this song on youtube and it took me forever to find one I liked. This lady has such a pretty voice. Here are the lyrics:

In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;

Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,

In the bleak midwinter, long ago

Our God, 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.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,

Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air,

But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,

Worshipped the Beloved with a kiss.

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 can I give Him: give my hear.

Christina Rosetti, 1872

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