My Favourite Hymn — In the Bleak Midwinter

Parishioners are invited to identify their favourite hymns for recording and posting by Stephen Holowitz, invited musicians, and Paul Grambo.

This week’s Favourite Hymn, “In the Bleak Midwinter” is a quiet carol that was included in our candlelit “Lessons and Carols” service before Christmas. It was submitted by parishioner Peggy Roffey who says she “loves Gustav Holst’s haunting melody and Christina Rossetti’s humble and evocative words. As we come to the midpoint of our winter season in Canada, this song, for me, is an invitation to slow down and reflect on what is at the heart of our being here, and what is at the core of most faiths: love, humble love.”