“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,

Sandra

 

 

 

 

 

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Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
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Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

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

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

Bobbi Duncan
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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
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Beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you and your husband.

bonnie morgan
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Merry Christmas, Sandra. Beautiful post.

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

jeanie
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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.

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