The 30 greatest Christmas carols of all time – Classic FM

While searching for a Christmas carol or poem to feature this week, I came on this list of the 30 greatest Christmas carols compiled with featured videos by the Classic FM. “From ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ to ‘Gaudete’, these are the best Christmas carols ever written,” says the online station.

The one I’ve chosen for this post is one of my favorites, “In the Bleak Midwinter,” written by Christina Rossetti (c.1872). The lyrics are as follows:

1 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.

2 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.

3 Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

4 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.

And who sings it better than the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Enjoy!

To listen to the other Christmas carols, visit the link below.

Source: The 30 greatest Christmas carols of all time – Classic FM

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