In The Bleak Midwinter

by Carl-Eric Tangen

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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 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.

What can we give Him, poor as we are?
His gift is our redemption, we His children are.
The Lord asks not for silver, gold, nor songs, nor blood
But a humble spirit and a grateful heart


released December 22, 2012
Words and music by Rossetti, Holst, Tangen. Arr. Tangen




Carl-Eric Tangen Edmonds, Washington

Experimental sacred Americana from the Pacific Northwest. Member of

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