Thank you, Fr. Aidan, for this and all of your Christmas posts. They have been beautiful. If case there are any others like me who are not familiar with this hymn, I am reprinting the words here (I particularly love the last line):
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Thank you, Mary, for reprinting the text to this lovely hymn.
Lovely. Thank you.
Comments are closed.
Follow on Facebook
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.