Christina Rosetti’s sublime poetry of In The Bleak Midwinter and Gustav Holst’s melody CRANHAM expressed with Fernando Ortega’s assured vocals. The lyrics: 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. …

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Come Thou Redeemer Of The Earth is J. M. Neale’s translation of words from St. Ambrose. There are more verses than the ones featured here, and I suspect some inclusions or variations may focus more or less on Mary, the mother of Jesus. This word set seems to strike a helpful balance. The lyrics: 1. …

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