1 See amid the winter’s snow,
born for us on earth below,
see, the gentle lamb appears,
promised from eternal years.
There within a manger lies
he who built the starry skies;
he who, throned in heights sublime,
sits amid the cherubim.
2 Say, you holy shepherds, say,
tell your joyful news today.
Why have you now left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep?
"As we watched at dead of night,
there appeared a wondrous light;
angels singing ‘Peace on earth’
told us of the Savior’s birth."
Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #86
|First Line:||See amid the winter's snow|
|Title:||See Amid the Winter's Snow|
|Author:||Edward Caswall (1858)|
|Meter:||184.108.40.206 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Hail that everblessed morn|
See amid the winter's snow. E. Coswall. [Christmas.] Published in his Masque of Mary, &c, 1858, p. 259, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and a chorus. It was repeated in his Hymns and Poems, 1873, p. 280. It is given, in an abbreviated form, in several hymnbooks. It sometimes begins with an altered form of st. ii. as, "See in yonder manger low."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)