In the Bleak Mid-Winter is a well known Christmas carol.
- Tune: Cranham
- Meter: Irregular
- Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1874 - 1934)
- Lyricist: Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
- Music and lyrics Public Domain.
- 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 I can I give him: give my heart.
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