Friday, December 20, 2019

A Quiet & Peaceful Sharing

In this season of waiting, I find myself rushing, stressing, and fussing. In an attempt to find quiet and peace, I share the following words and music with you, wishing you all a wonderful, joyful and peaceful season of celebration.

In the bleak midwinter
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.

This one is so lovely and relaxing:

Best wishes to all...


  1. Oh, Karen, I'm right there with you! I love the holidays, and every year I tell myself I'll slow down. Somehow I get caught up in the frenzy, and find myself totally stressed. Thank you for this moment of calm. Happy Holidays!

  2. Wishing you a bit of quiet and peace, and joyful holidays!

  3. Thank you so much for this beautiful and calm moment amidst the holiday frenzy. This is one of my favorites. Happy Holidays to you!

  4. This tune has been playing in my much that just ten minutes ago I looked up the lyrics. And, here it is here! These words have a job for me today. I hope I can figure out what it is. I love this song. Thank you for sharing here.

  5. Thanks for this beautiful music I especially like the Greensleeves piece, and how the poem ends with the best gift one can receive, one's heart. Happy Holidays Karen!

  6. Ah, Rosetti's poem and the beautiful hymn we sing. Thanks for the pause.

  7. Oh, thank you so much! I love that Holst piece, and the message in the poem, to give our HEARTS as the best gift, is so perfect and true!

  8. One of my favorite carols, Karen. And the text as a poem is divine. I'm a big CR fan, so thank you for sharing this. We had the pleasure of visiting King's College, Cambridge this summer, so thank you, indeed for bringing back a flood of memories. Cheers! -- Christie