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In the

Bleak Midwinter

By Herbert Brokering

 

Advent Home Study 2009

Animated by Canon Jim Irvine

 

October 27

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.

 

November 3

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.

 

November 10

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.

 

November 17

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.

 

November 24

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;
What I have I give Him:

Give my heart.