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“In A Bleak Midwinter”

Words: Christina Rossetti, 1872. Music: Gustav Holst, 1906.

In the bleak midwinter, frosty 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.

Enough for Him, Whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, Whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

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 I can I give Him… give my heart.

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  1. David duChemin

    Merry Christmas to you too, Matt. And to Alou and Jessie. Would love to be celebrating with you in person instead of across so many miles.

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  2. Jeff Lynch

    Happy holidays Matt. Wonderful image. Looking forward to seeing your 5DMKII put to good use. If you ever get back to Texas look me up!

    Jeff

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  3. Matt

    Thanks Jeff, back at ya! Hope you have a great new year.

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