Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oh Great Mystery

#Happyholidays everyone! Getting into the #spirit of things this week 🎄#diy #vintage #ornament #wreath

I've had a lot on my mind lately, and I've had a hard time getting out my fleeting, fragmented thoughts. Certain things I thought I'd forgotten about always seems to come into focus once the shimmer of holiday lights fill the sky. Really there's nothing of great importance, just the same age-old ennui I seem to get this time of year. Must be lack of vitamin D.

This carol always seems to help though, so I thought I'd share:

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.

Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heav'n 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,
     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.