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In the Bleak Midwinter

Words by Christina Rossetti, 1872
Tune: CRANHAM by Gustav T. Holst, 1906
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
Time signature: 4/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. In the bleak midwinter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Fallen snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Many years ago.
2. Heaven cannot hold Him, Nor the earth sustain; Heav’n and earth shall vanish When He comes to reign. God Himself became a man— Born to pay sin’s price; He’s the great Redeemer, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
3. What can I give Him, Needy as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a nobleman, I would do my part; What can I give Him: Give Him all my heart.