In The Bleak Midwinter

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.

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,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful 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,
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.
~ Christina Rossetti - Gustav Holst ~
My new blogging friend, Sharon, shared a delightful post on her blog this past week
and she used this song in it.
I would love for you to visit her and read this specific post
because your heart will be greatly blessed :)

Sharon is a wonderful, Christian lady that shares God-honoring posts on her blog
and she is a light shining brightly for our Lord and Savior.
You will find sweet refreshment at:

Have a blessed Lord's Day, lovelies!

P.S. - We got this pretty snow last Tuesday and Wednesday :)


Debbie Harris said...

This post literally took my breath away, with tears in my eyes, I might add. Oh... so very beautiful. Your Sunday posts get sweeter and sweeter every Sunday my dear.

Those photos you captured of our snow fall are incredable! You have a way with that camera. :)

Thank you for blessing my heart this morning as I prepare to go and worship my precious Lord and Savior.

Oh the joy that floods my soul. Praising my Jesus!

Blessings to you my dear. Love mom

Susan Shull said...

Lovely. Just lovely. Heading over to meet your friend now!

Housewife59 said...

This is my favourite Christmas Carol, Stephanie . Lovely post xxx


Billie Jo said...

This is a beautiful post!
The words and stunning pictures made my Sunday morning so special.
Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents, my friend!
Have a cozy day. : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

Did you take all these spectacular winter wonderland photos?

Lovely post.


Jennifer Where the Green Grass Grows said...

Wow!! Beautiful pictures!! I love that song and it went beautiful with the pictures!! God bless you!! Have a wonderful week ahead.

Anne Payne said...

Whoa!!! That is a breathtaking snow! Is this where you moved? Lovely post, as always :)

Linda said...

WOW! Breathtaking photos! Beautiful post..you know..one of my favorite songs is the Little Drummer Boy..It just makes me cry..Blessings

Mindy said...

Suchg beautiful snow pictures Stehanie! I haven't heard that song for a long time - thank you for sharing it along with your pictures. I will check your friends blog too : )

Vicky Hunt said...

Simply breathtaking! Oh how I would love to witness such a beautiful snowfall. I am off to listen to the song and visit your friend's blog...:) Have a blessed week my friend.
Love & Hugs, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Adria Baker said...

Your blog is just breath taking. The photos remind me of God making our world for us to enjoy.
I met you just this last Saturday at our church I was working with your mom getting ready for our Senior Christmas Program. I truly enjoy your mom. I feel so Blessed to be her friend. Adria Baker

Natalie said...

Beautiful music and gorgeous (breathtaking really)photographs. Thanks so much for sharing, Stephanie. God bless you!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photos of snow! I love snow and it is perfect for the Christmas season. Stay warm. Julie

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! I LOVE this song. It's on a CD I have by James Taylor (in a blog post coming soon!). And your photo's are so plain, but evoke such peace.

The earth stood still like iron...beautiful words.
Thank you for helping out Linda with her backgrounds etc. Would you enlighten me too? I'd love to know how to get a header and my blog name under it. Can't seem to figure it out in blogger...
Not too computer savvy!

I have a contact bar on my site, you can write me an email there?

Melanie said...

Beautiful post!

Sylvia said...

Postcard perfect,Stephanie. Beautiful scenery.

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous snow photos!! The song lyrics are really beautiful.

Thanks for the link; I will check out Sharon's blog.

Abiola said...

Dear Stephanie,

Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier, your comments are always heartwarming, makes me smile always.

And thanks for sharing this too, got me transported back in time to my high school days. Being part of the school choir was always a beautiful thing back then.

Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

God bless you, dear sister.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful words and music, the snow so fresh looks just Beautiful. You continue to be in my prayers on your house moving, hope this week goes as planned!

Yolanda said...

I love this all. Thanks for sharing it and for such a lovely site.

Sharon said...

Hello dear Stephanie :)

I love this post, the photos are just breathtaking and the lyrics so perfect. Beautiful Stephanie.

I enjoyed your tutorials for the Christmas ornaments too! Very cute! And simple (which means that I can do them :))

Thank you for introducing me to your friends, I look forward to getting to know them and you much better :)

Have a blessed day!


Roberta said...

Hello Stephanie,
I like this Sunday post very much!!!
So wonderful photos!!
I've never listen the song, I really like it !!!
Have anice week!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Such beautiful snow pictures....are they from where you live? We haven't had this much yet....I don't mind it when it is this beautiful. Love your Sunday posts!

Maria said...

A gorgeous post filled with lovely photos and uplifting lyrics! Thanks so much for your inspiration, hugs!

Jazzmin said...

Absolutely beautiful... your photos and reading this were a blessing and gave me such a peace as I read. Your photographs are breathtaking and lovely!

And that song was such a joy to hear as well.

Hugs to you!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a beautiful song, simply stunning. ~ Abby

Naomi said...

Stephanie...what beautiful shots of God's creation after a snowfall. I love to photograph nature and can appreciate your photos very much. I also love the poem you shared.

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