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Gently falls the winter snow

Gently falls the winter snow

Author: Edward Caswall
Tune: [Gently falls the winter snow] (Irons)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gently falls the winter snow,
Earth lies silently below,
While the tender Plan appears,
Promis'd long by holy seers.

Hail the ever blessed morn,
Hail the day that Christ was born;
Tell it thro' Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

2 He who built the starry skies
Low within a manger lies,
Stooping from His Throne sublime,
High above the cherubim. [Chorus]

3 Say, ye wand'ring shepherds, say
What your joyful news to-day;
Wherefore have ye left your sheep? -
Wherefore fail your watch to keep? [Chorus]

4 "As we watched at dead of night,
Lo! we saw a wondrous sight, -
Angels singing Peace on Earth.
Telling of the Saviour's Birth." [Chorus]

5 Haste we now to greet God's Child,
Watch His Face so meek and mild;
Learn the Love of Heaven to see
In our Lord's Humility. [Chorus]

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #345

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gently falls the winter snow
Author: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hail the ever-blessed morn
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10065
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The Cyber Hymnal #10065

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