“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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Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

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

Pam Richardson

Beautiful post, Sandra! I hope your day was wonder-filled. Wishing you all the love and joy for a new year ♥️

Bobbi Duncan

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!

bonnie morgan

Beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you and your husband.

bonnie morgan

Merry Christmas, Sandra. Beautiful post.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sandra. I hope that you had a lovely Christmas Day.


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.