In the Bleak Midwinter (single)

by Rick Sparks

Released 12/20/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Released 12/20/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Pianist/composer Rick Sparks' lovely recording of an all-time favorite Christmas carol, with gentle strings & ethereal voices enhancing this advance single from "Nightfall London" (2017).
  • 04:19 Story Lyrics
    In the Bleak Midwinter

    "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. 

NOTES
"In the Bleak Midwinter" is an advance release from Rick's new 2017 album, "Nightfall London." With three quiet-piano album releases since 2014 and current airplay on Sirius XM's Spa Channel 68, Rick Sparks continues to record lovely piano originals.