In The Bleak Mid Winter

Story Behind The Song

I sang this as a solo in church and loved it and this arrangement is different than what most have is taken from a poem that was written by Christiana Georgina Rossetti in the 1800"s

Song Description

Depicts the arrival of Christ and singers thoughts in how I can be part of his love.

Song Length 3:40 Genre Folk - General, Pop - Religious
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Peaceful, Tranquil Subject Spirituality, Prayer
Language English Era Before 1600


In the bleak mid-winter, 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 mid-winter, long a go.

Our God, heav'n cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
Heav'n and earth shall flee away, when he comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God almighty...Jesus Christ

Angels and Arch-angels, may have gathered there,
Cherubin 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 I can I give him....
...............Give My Heart.......

...............In The Bleak Mid-Winter.........

A very interesting cover of a stock Christmas favorite. Nice arrangement, lots of pathos with an ernest delivery. Great vocal performance confidently delivered. Thanks.

Here is a passionately beautiful rendition of the Gustav Holst Christmas carol. Nicely produced with a haunting, memorable ambiance. Well done!

Lyrics Christina Georgina Rossetti Music Lewis M Kirby,Jr
Producer Joe Podlesny Publisher J Fischer & Bro.1800/Belwin-Mills1970
Performance Delta Burnett Reed/music arranger Joe Podlesny Label Avocet Studio

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