Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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, long ago
Heaven can not hold Him, nor the earth sustain
Heaven and earth shall welcome Him, when He
comes to reign
In the bleak midwinter, a stable place sufficed
For the Lord God, incarnate Jesus Christ
Angels and Arch angels, may gathered there
cherubim and seraphim's, gathered in the air
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss, worshiped
the beloved only with a kiss
What then shall I give Him, poor as I am,
If I were a shepard, I would bring a lamb
And If I were a wise man, I would do my part
Yet what I can, I give Him, I will give my heart

I heard the Bells on Christmas day
There old and familiar Carols play
Wild and sweet the words repeat, peace on
earth goodwill to men, peace on earth
goodwill to men
I thought how, as the day had come, the
belfries of all Christendom, had rolled along
the only unbroken song, peace on earth
goodwill to men, peace on earth, goodwill to men

And in despair I bowed my head, there is no
peace on earth I said, for hate is strong and
mocks the song, peace on earth goodwill to
men, peace on earth, goodwill to men
Then pealed the bells, more loud and deep,
God is not dead , nor doth He sleep,
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail with
Peace on earth goodwill to men,
Peace on earth goodwill to men
I heard the bells on Christmas day

their old familiar Carol's play

wild and sweet the words repeat,
Peace on earth goodwill to men,
Peace on earth goodwill to men
Peace on earth goodwill to men
Peace on earth


  1. I am not religious at all, but I was raised in the catholic tradition. In the Bleak Midwinter and Once in Royal David's City are my two favourite Christmas hymns. So lovely.

    Merry Christmas to you and all of yours.

  2. Merry Christmas girl...I am homesick..miss everyone. Stay warm and telling Maddy I miss her.

  3. Oh Jules...I know your heart aches, I am sorry that you couldn't stay there for the entire Season this time!
    I miss my mares too...day 3 that seems like day 10!
    In sincere friendship always,

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I heard the bells on Christmas Morn...just down the street, we have a beautiful old church that plays Carols and rings the bell tower as well for locals to beckon us in~

  4. Those are beautiful photos! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words--I hope you come on back. :) Merry Christmas.

  5. Those last two photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for such a meaningful and lovely post filled with song lyrics, a storie, snow and a handsome horse.

    Trul enjoyable.

    New Mexico

    Merry Christmas, KK!!!!!

    ps, my word veriication says, 'etgrain' hehe

  6. I'm lovin' the Snowy Pony pics!

  7. That was beautiful. I admit I'm a little tearful right now. Thank you for sharing that.

    My first night working as a stable hand, I was all alone at the end of the night, finishing up my sweeping in the aisle. The horses were all snoozy after their final snack and a few of them would nicker to me quietly as I passed by. In that peaceful moment, I realized how absolutely perfect a choice a manger in a stable was as the birthplace for Jesus.

  8. Sweet Ember, You are someone I thought may appreciate those songs, in written form. So glad that it touched your heart as it did mine...I had to listen over and over to the songs, as I wrote the words. I began to sing along after a couple rounds...I really did enjoy that.
    Away in a manger...most humble place!

    Stac, the snow has really been a great backdrop for the horses pics!

    Lisa! Love ya!!

    Tshirt, I WILL come by again...I love your blog space and wiil enjoy getting to know you there~

    hipokins = nickname for a Hippo's offspring

  9. I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. Please check out my blog for the details.

    And for the invite for the photo game. I'll be posting my pic soon!


  10. I sure hope your horses have at least a run in with the weather you have out there. So glad to read your horses were allowed in the barn.

  11. KIM!!!
    OH! Meee really...You just made my depressed day get better! Thank you!

    Lori, Oh yea..they have beautiful run in stalls that the owners built themselves, out of wood. I matted them and put cedar shaving down. The real life saver is the Pea Gravel I put in...it made them able to move around with out ice as it drained so well...they at least had that 40 foot run to walk in. The pastures were 2 feet of snow with ice too...they would not even attempt it.
    Blessing abounded this winter!


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