Sarah Brightman - In The Bleak Midwinter

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

Music & lyrics: traditional; adapted by Frank Peterson / Cartsen Heusmann

From: A Winter Symphony (2008).

Source of the lyrics: from the CD booklet, thanks to Andonut, with some corrections by me.

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created: 22 November 2008
last modified: 18 December 2008