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Words: Christina Rossetti Music: “Cranham,” Gustav T. Holst From: Guitar Picker (www.gospelmusic.tk) In the Bleak Midwinter F Dm Bb Gm C7 In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, F Dm Bb F Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Bb F Bb Dm F Bb C C7 Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, F Dm Bb C7 F 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, Breast full of milk, and a manger full of hay; Enough for Him, Whom angels fall before, The ox and ass and camel which adore. Angels and archangels may have gathered there, Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air; But His mother only, in her maiden bliss, Worshipped 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 give Him: give my heart.Home