Holiday Gratitude: Blue Christmas

In The Bleak MidWinter

by Christina 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.

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

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you Adrienne. Best of luck with your writing!


  2. Bea dM says:

    Interisting link and explanations, lovely pictures – blue is to soothing! Best wishes for the holiday season and for the New Year


    1. I didn’t even notice the typo 🙂

      Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  3. Bea dM says:

    sorry abou the typo : blue is so soothing!


  4. Luanne says:

    What lovely photos!!! So beautiful. I miss the snow so much.


  5. Such a lovely, serene view of winter – the blue is peaceful.

    Liked by 1 person

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