in the Bleak Midwinter & O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
IZZ offered original arrangements of two traditional Christmas carols, featuring the inspiring vocals of Anmarie Byrnes on "In the Bleak Midwinter," and Laura Meade on "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."
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. || Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him | Nor earth sustain; | Heaven 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 | Worshipped 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.
2 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel | And ransom captive Israel | That mourns in lonely exile here | Until the Son of God appear | Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel | Shall come to thee, O Israel. || O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free | Thine own from Satan's tyranny | From depths of Hell Thy people save | And give them victory o'er the grave | Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel | Shall come to thee, O Israel. || O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer | Our spirits by Thine advent here | Disperse the gloomy clouds of night | And death's dark shadows put to flight. | Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel | Shall come to thee, O Israel. || O come, Thou Key of David, come, | And open wide our heavenly home; | Make safe the way that leads on high, | And close the path to misery. | Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel | Shall come to thee, O Israel. || O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, | Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height, | In ancient times did'st give the Law, | In cloud, and majesty and awe. | Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel | Shall come to thee, O Israel.