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 new recording of an all-time favorite Christmas carol, with strings & voices enhancing this December 2016 single.
  • 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, now in production for late spring release. With two quiet piano album releases since 2014 and current airplay on Sirius XM's Spa Channel 68, Rick Sparks continues to record lovely piano originals.