Friday, December 24, 2010

In the bleak mid-winter
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 mid-winter
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 mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
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.

-- Christina Rossetti


Anonymous said...

Thank you Allison!
A Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Peace on Earth!

Joe said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Allison :).

Linda said...

Without doubt my favorite carol of all...

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas Allison and Happy New Year to you and yours. :) So glad to have met you.

Dawn said...

Merry Christmas dear Blogger-Friend!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful we remember why it's here!
Merry Christmas!

Meg said...

Merry Christmas my far away friend. I've been so thankful for you the last few weeks. You always make me smile! I hope your Christmas is wonderful and bright.

(Sorry about standing you up on the street corner. I fell asleep! ;) )

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful post...very thoughtful.

Out on the prairie said...

A touch of class today and good thoughts for the holidays.Best wishes to you and your family Allison.

texwisgirl said...

That was really beautiful. I love your nativity scene lit by candle. You are a treasure! Much love and happiness is wished to you and your family for the holidays and always!

Meg said...

Oh goodness no, not triplets! Nearly 4 year old twins, and an 18 month old. :)

Canyon Girl said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.--Inger

Farm Girl said...

Merry Christmas!!! I am so glad to meet you and that you love Megan, she is really easy to love.
When I walk in the door tonight I will give her a hug and tell her that it is from her friend, Allison, in Switzerland. I wish you the best of Christmases
and I love the above verse that you wrote from
Christina Rossetti
Thank you for visiting by the way.
Kim---Megan's mother-in-law :)

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful post, dear friend! I am wishing you and yours a very merry Chirstmas and a blessed new year! Carla

Mom and Dad White said...

Lovely nativity setting, Allison. Love you. You are truly special.