In the Bleak Midwinter

Rick Sparks


Advance single from "Nightfall London" (2017)!

Leave it to me to release a new Christmas recording 5 days before December the 25th.  But in the midst of all the wonderful music of the season, I couldn't help but record one of my absolute favorite Christmas carols.

The lovely melody by Gustav Holst & the simple yet powerful lyrics by Christina Rossetti make "In the Bleak Midwinter" a standout of the season. I hope you enjoy my version & many thanks for helping to make 2016 a standout year for my music. The single is available for download from Amazon, iTunes & here on my artist website in the Music Store.

Merry Christmas!



"In the Bleak Midwinter" by Christina Rossetti & Gustav Holst

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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. 

4. 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.