In The Bleak Midwinter

The Strange Sandwich gang got together for this traditional winter hymn. Rob Blaikie arranged the music and put it all together. Happy Winter!

Performed by Strange Sandwich Choir

Music by Gustav Holst. Lyrics by Christina Rossetti. Arrangement by Rob Blaikie. Vocals by the Strange Sandwich Choir.

Lyrics

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.

Angels and archangels
may have gathered there
cherubim and seraphim
thronged the air;
but his mother only,
in her maiden bliss,
worshiped 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.