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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock_000007198215XSmall.jpgChristmas Carol


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.


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.


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.


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.

Christina Rossetti

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