Musical Monday: In The Bleak Midwinter

This week I invited Juliana, from True Confessions of Mormon Mother, to record with me. Bleak Midwinter is a great piece of music with moody lyrics that set a great Winter scene, but also deliver a message of hope as we sing about giving our hearts over to the Savior.

It was fun to have Juliana over for the afternoon. We met blogging just a few months ago, and it seemed appropriate to come together for a little project. I am hoping to collaborate here and there. Anybody out there want to do some long-distance recording with me? So, here are the lyrics, and who sang what...

In The Bleak Midwinter

JULIANA (KAZZY on harmony)
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, long ago.

KAZZY
Our God, Heav'n 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.

JULIANA
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.

JULIANA (KAZZY on harmony)
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wiseman, I would do my part.
Yet, what I can I give Him.
Give Him my heart.

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Kazzy's voice has been silenced by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act(see the details here). Sorry you can't listen to her sing directly. But send her a message and she'll try to work something out.


Sent at 10:12 PM on Sunday

13 comments

Juliana | December 14, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Thank you! I had so much fun singing with you and meeting your family. You've really inspired me to have more fun with my singing and be less shy about it. Your confidence in me means the world!

Heidi Ashworth | December 14, 2008 at 11:11 PM

This seriously brought tears to my eyes! So gorgeous--and Kazzy, you are a musical genius! Those harmonies! And your voice--it's so rich. Juliana has a lovely voice--absolutely--but yours is just incredible. (Can I make a request? Not ness before Christmas but sometime I would love to hear you do Beautiful Savior--I know you could do fantabulous things with that one--and it's my fave primary song).

Connie | December 15, 2008 at 6:15 AM

So beautiful! Sissel has nothing on you!

Luann | December 16, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Lovely. Both of you. Next time you are doing a collaboration like this can I come over and watch. I don't think you would want me to sing, but I make a great cheering section. :)

Kazzy | December 16, 2008 at 3:41 PM

Thanks, guys. It is fun to have a place to create! Both the writing and the Musical Mondays are way enjoyable. :)

LisAway | December 16, 2008 at 11:27 PM

I finally got to listen to this (I can't do it only computer or it dies, so I'm on Greg's)

So lovely. What a beautiful song! I think that's so cool that you blogging friends got together for something like this.

charrette | December 17, 2008 at 12:42 AM

Wow. What a cool idea. Your voices blend beautifully. You two should take your act on the road.

Lara | December 17, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Very beautiful! This is one of my favorite Christmas songs and I wish more people would do it.

Erin | December 17, 2008 at 5:48 PM

What a beautiful version of this song! I was going to say the same thing as Connie did, but with Sarah McLachlan.

rach | December 17, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Wow - that's cool!

Rebecca | December 18, 2008 at 3:26 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the harmony. Harmony is my thing, and I'm kinda picky about it. This is so beautiful and pure-sounding.

Lovely, lovely sing ladies!

Mrs4444 | December 26, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Try as I might, I cannot get it to play!! will you email it to me, please??? mrs4444 a t new.rr.com

Mrs4444 | December 26, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Wait! I got it, finally!!! It's wonderful, thanks.