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In the Bleak Midwinter
Gloucester Cathedral Choir

YouTube Comment from "hippotoast" -
"I'm an atheist, and this makes me
want to go to church."

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In the bleak midwinter
Frost 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

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

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

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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Michael Praetorius
1609

English (Harvard Men's Glee Club)

Deutsch (with lyrics)

"When the season of Advent is upon us,
I can find neither rest nor sleep 'til I have
composed some sweet melody in praise
of my dear Lord and Savior."
- M. Praetorius






























Isaiah 11:10
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,
which shall stand for an ensign of the people;
to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall
be glorious.


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Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

Music: Franz Xaver Gruber, 1818
Words: Joseph Mohr, 1816/1818

Tomanochor Leipzig (Saxony)
(St. Thomas Boys Choir)

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round young virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace!

Silent night, Holy night
Son of God love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth!

Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven above
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

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Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.

Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!

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