Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of F
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of F
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of F
Text: Christina Rosetti
Music: Gustav Theodor Holst
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #124
Scripture: 1 Kings 8:27
1 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.
2 Heaven 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
3 Angels and archangels May have gathered there,
Cheribum and seraphim Thronged the air;
But his mother only, In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved With a kiss.
4 What can I give him, Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wiseman I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give him - Give my heart.