In The Bleak Midwinter (Allison Crowe) video
(Alternate Title: Christmas Carol)
#896: YouTube video by Allison Crowe
℗2006 ~ Used with permission ~

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.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshiped 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.

####.... The United Methodist Hymnal Number 221 (1872). Text: Christina G Rossetti [1830-1894]. Appeared posthumously in The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, Poem #426, 1904. Music: Cranham Gustav Holst [1874-1934], 1906, composed specifically for this text. Alternate Title: A Christmas Carol. Arranged and performed by Allison Crowe ....####
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