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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In The Bleak Midwinter

 ~ a shepherd's flock ~
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Angels and archangels
  May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
  Thronged the air,
But only His mother1
 In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
  With a kiss.
5. 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.
  ~ by Christina Rossetti ~

Gloucester Cathedral Choir

Celtic Women


Loreena McKennitt

Moody Blues

James Taylor

Paul Potts

Corrinne May

 Blessings ~ beautiful voices, lifted in joyful praise ~ Christina Rosetti's poem ~ Christ,the hope of the world ~

Soli Deo Gloria,


  1. Nice picture and poem, thanks for sharing.

    1. I'm not sure how I could be any later unless I just didn't show up at! Thank you Toyin and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. I love love love this Christmas carol. I played it several times yesterday.


    1. It's my favorite Glenda; hope you and yours have been well and happy. Merry Christmas all!

  3. Just beautiful, Sandra!
    Lifting the two of you up in prayer....You are never alone.
    xo, misha & j

    1. Misha, thank much has changed in the's now 2017. Merry Christmas!

  4. Sandra - this is my all-time favorite Christmas hymn. And I sing it every year out in the pasture as I pull inch-thick disks of ice out of the round 40-gal. water troughs. Earth stood hard as iron - water like a stone. We don't often get the snow on snow, but last year we did, and it was lovely... like God's grace covering all our sins with soft wooly blanket of forgetfulness...

    Praying for you and Dave,

    1. Cindy, I feel your pain...although I'm leaving the troughs icy because there are un-frozen waterers on this new farm. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. I love this song, Sandra- such beautiful words!
    Is there any way you could email me a little bit larger version of the picture at the first of this post? I think the sheepies laying in the snow is sooo gorgeous- I would love to use it as the desktop picture on my computer!

  6. I like your photo of your flock :o)!
    Thank you for this post!!

  7. Beautiful post. I love the sheep with snow on their backs. We are sporting the same look here this year.


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