Whiter Than the Snow

Fear not, little flock, says the Savior divine

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Fear not, little flock, says the Savior divine] (Dailey)
Published in 33 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fear not, little flock, says the Savior divine,
The Father has willed that the kingdom be thine;
Oh, soil not your garments with sin here below,
My sheep and my lambs must be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow,
Whiter than snow,
Whiter than snow,
Whiter than snow.

2 Far whiter than snow, and as fair as the day,
For Christ is the fountain to wash guilt away;
Oh, give him, poor sinner, that burden of thine,
And enter the fold with the ninety and nine. [Refrain]

3 Yon sheep that was lost in the valley of sin,
Was found by the Shepherd, who gathered him in;
With songs of thanksgiving the hills did resound,
My friends and my neighbors, the lost sheep is found. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #113

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not, little flock, says the Savior divine
Title: Whiter Than the Snow
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look up, O my brother
Copyright: Public Domain



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