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In the bleak midwinter

Christina Georgina Rossetti
  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 mother
       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.