A Christmas Carol





CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI



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.



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.



Angels and archangels

May have gathered there;

Cherubim and seraphim

Thronged the air.

But only His Mother,

In her maiden bliss,

Worshipped her 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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