“What Can I Give Him”

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In The Bleak Midwinter, By Christina Rossetti

“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.

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.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

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.”

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)

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Dear friends, may your Christmas be beautiful and overflow with joy and love.

And. . .

May the New Year bring you peace, good health, and happiness.


“Star of Wonder, Star of Light, Star with Royal Beauty Bright. . .

Guide Us to Thy Perfect Light.”


Joyeux Noël,







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14 thoughts on ““What Can I Give Him”

  1. Merry Christmas, Sandra! I hope you have a day filled with joy, blessings, and peace!

    1. Thank you, Shannon. I hope your Christmas was beautiful, with many memories made. Many blessings to you and your family in the New Year.

    1. Thank you, Pam. I hope your Christmas was wonderful. I know those little girls were filled with Christmas joy. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. And one full of joy and blessings! Thank you for your continued friendship and inspiration.❤

  2. Love the poem. So many times we want from God rather than think what we can do to bring us closer to Him. I love the falling snow picture!!!! Hope you and Mike had a lovely Christmas; ours was quiet but nice. Hugs!

    1. Good morning, Bobbi. I received the same message from the poem and felt it worthy to share.
      Mike and I also had a quiet Christmas, but it was so peaceful and the snow we received was such a beautiful gift.
      Bobbi, I wish you and Mike a happy and healthy New Year, full of wonderful blessings.
      Love and Hugs, my friend.❤

    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I hope you and your husband had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you the best of health and much happiness in the New Year. Many Blessings.

    1. Many thanks, Lorrie. Hope you and your husband had a wonderful Christmas Day also. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy, New Year!

  3. I never knew that Christina Rosetti wrote the lyrics to that carol — which I suspect was first a poem. A beautiful post (that’s one of my favorite winter songs). Belated Christmas wishes — I hope it was lovely and that you are enjoying the in-between time too! Merriest, my friend. Every day.

    1. Jeanie, I love that carol also and considered attaching a youtube link for it. Yes, I do believe it was a poem and then set to music. We had a lovely and quiet Christmas Day. And, I have finished a wonderful new book (a gift from Santa Mike). Hope you and Rick had a great Christmas Day. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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