Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scriptures of Hope ~ Joy 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, 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.

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,
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 can I give Him,
     I'll give Him my heart.
               ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti

"Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God." ~ Ezekiel 11:19,20, NKJV

Father God, Thank You for Jesus. Thank You for the joy He brings to a fallen world. Thank You for the hope He brings to desperate hearts. And thank You for His amazing grace that saved a wretch like me. I love You Lord.
If you received Morning Glory via email, please visit the Morning Glory  page to enjoy James Taylor singing, "In The Bleak Midwinter". You're gonna love it!


  1. Powerful! I LOVE this, Nan! I never knew the story behind this. Thanks for sharing it with us. Christmas blessings, sweet friend. :-)

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't familiar with this old Christmas carol. I thought it would be interesting to find some obscure lyrics from way back when. Then I discovered JAMES TAYLOR sang it! Hot dog! I couldn't resist putting the two together.