In the bleak midwinter – Poem By Christina Rossetti

Beautiful images by a very talented photographer, Nigel Borrington. The poem is amazing as well-what could we possibly give to One who created us and the entire universe?

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In the bleak midwinter

By Christina Rossetti

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.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

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Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

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What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a…

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4 comments

  1. Stunning photography very fitting to accompany Rossetti’s beautiful and powerfully moving poem (now song-poem). And what a wonderful choice, I do believe! Christina Rossetti has always been one of my favorite poets. Thank you for this Christmas gift offered on your blog!

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