Monday, December 20, 2010

What shall I give Him?...

Last year I got to sing in our local town's Christmas choir and it was so much fun. We sang this song, In the Bleak Midwinter, which was a new one for me but it soon became my favorite and I could barely make it through the song because the words are so beautiful it made me cry (happy tears.) You can hear it at the link below. This girl sings like she's just standing there having a beautiful conversation...so effortless. Enjoy.

In the Bleak Midwinter - Christina Rosetti 1872.


In the bleak mid-winter
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 mid-winter
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 mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
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.

We are so thankful for the gift God gave us of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas blessings to you all from the holler...

7 comments:

Cindy said...

I have heard of that song but never really knew the words. The last stanza, of course, is famous and I never realized where it came from. Yes, thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift! Have a blessed Christmas with your loved ones!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Beautiful song, beautiful post. After all He IS the reason for the season.

May you have a beautiful Christmas with your family.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Deborah said...

I have never heard that before but I loved it!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
xxoo
Deborah

sprinkles said...

Merry Christmas!

The Life of Riley said...

That is such a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Wishing you and JP a Merry Christmas with your family and friends.

Riley and his mum

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful! Blessings to all of you and Merry Christmas.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Paula said...

That is so very beautiful... yep, I wouldn't have made it through without crying, either.