In The Bleak Midwinter

Christmas 2017

I asked My Englishman as we were preparing for a few Christmas shows this year what his favorite Christmas songs were.

His favorite Christmas songs list included:

1.  "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" - good beat for the drummer that he is.
2.  "Little Drummer Boy" - again, the drummer aspect.
3.  "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" - ummmmmm, yea.

THEN, he surprised me with:
4.  "In The Bleak Midwinter".

I honestly wonder how many people are familiar with that Christmas carol.
It's a rather somber sounding song that started out originally as a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti written approximately in 1872.

The melody was written for the poem by Gustav Holst in 1906.  Another version was composed by Harold Darke in 1909.

The 2nd verse reads:
"Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven 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."

Heaven could not hold back Jesus from coming to the earth.  Earth could not hold Jesus on the earth as he rose the 3rd day.  Glory!  Hallelujah!
Thankful for these holidays we call Christmas and Easter.
The day Jesus 1st came and . . . came back . . . and He'll be coming again for His faithful followers.

A Very Merry CHRISTmas to all our family and friends.

Written by:  Eileen