This simple but memorable arrangement by Garrett Breeze begins in unison for the first verse, then expands in divisi as the arrangement progresses through a final key change. Quick to learn and easily accessible for audiences, it is a sentimental and uplifting addition to any winter concert. This arrangement is also available with an original secular text “We Will Sing at Christmas.”
Voicing: SATB, SAB, SSA, TTB, and Two-Part
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.
Our God, heav’n can’t hold Him, nor earth sustain; heav’n and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign. In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
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.
What can I give Him? I give my heart. Give my heart.