You, like me, may be tired to death of some of the more commonly played Christmas carols.
I recommend you take a break from all those carols and listen to Annie Lennox sing In The Bleak Midwinter:
- 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, heav’n cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heav’n and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign;
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
- 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.