In the Bleak Midwinter

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In the Bleak Midwinter – “Cranham”

Christina G. Rossetti, Gustav T. Holst
Eddie Lewis Trumpet

Here’s a hymn about giving your heart to Jesus. This is the last of our Trumpet Christmas Hymns. The Christmas season is over and we are looking forward into the new year.

This is also the last Unadorned Trumpet Hymn of the year. It’s been a good year.

God bless you! See you in 2020.

Here is the full text for the hymn:

  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, heav’n cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
    Heav’n 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.

I found the lyrics for In the Bleak Midwinter at

Christmas Hymns

Here are links in case you missed this year’s previous Christmas hymns. This hymn, On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, is the sixth in the series.

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