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An Irish Christmas In The Bleak Midwinter
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Moya Brennan
Appears On: An Irish Christmas (U.K. Release); An Irish Christmas (U.S. Release)
Language: English
Other Versions: "In The Bleak Mid-Winter" on Katie McMahon's album Celtic Christmas


In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made morn
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

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 wiseman, I would do my part
Yet what can I give Him? Give Him my heart