In The Bleak Midwinter

Instrumental version of In The Bleak Midwinter

Lyrics to all five verses below. 
The third verse is often omitted for some reason
written by Christina Rosetti.

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. 

 Enough for Him, whom cherubim worship night and day,
A breast full of milk and a manger full 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 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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