In the Bleak Midwinter

 

In the Bleak Midwinter

As Christmas approaches, we are deeply aware that our world is currently facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War – and in the midst of this, thousands of refugee children are facing a terrifying winter ahead. This urgent need compels us to respond.

This reworked version of In the Bleak Midwinter, with new lyrics written by Krish and Miriam Kandiah and recorded by Cathy Burton, a singer/songwriter from Chichester, focuses on the needs of these refugee children and reminds us of an often overlooked aspect of the Christmas story: the Jesus was a child refugee.

Could you help us to raise awareness?

And please would you pray for all refugee children.

Thank you.

In the bleak midwinter
Far away from home

You huddle on a dusty floor
Cold and all alone
Tears have fallen, tear on tear
Fear on fear
In the bleak midwinter
Not so far from here

Jesus was a refugee
Now the King of all
Tells us we must welcome you
Will we heed His call?
Escapees and refugees
Whether here or whether there
Motherless and fatherless
Need our loving care

What can I do now?
At this time of Christmas cheer
If you need a friend
Then you’ll be welcome here
If you need a champion
I will speak for you
My voice, my hands, my heart, my home
I’ll do all I can do

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