1 See, amid the winter's snow,
born for us on earth below,
see the tender Lamb appears,
promised from eternal years.
Hail! Thou ever-blessed morn!
Hail, redemption's happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem."
2 Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He, who throned in height sublime,
sits amid the cherubim! [Refrain]
3 Say, ye holy shepherds, say,
what your joyful news today;
wherefore have ye left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep? [Refrain]
4 "As we watched at dead of night,
lo, we saw a wondrous light;
angels, singing 'Peace on earth'
told us of the Savior's birth." [Refrain]
5 Sacred Infant, all divine,
what a tender love was Thine;
thus to come from highest bliss
down to such a world as this! [Refrain]
6 Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
by Thy face so meek and mild,
teach us to resemble Thee
in Thy sweet humility! [Refrain]
Source: Hymns to the Living God #132
|First Line:||See amid the winter's snow|
|Title:||See Amid the Winter's Snow|
|Author:||Edward Caswall (1858)|
|Meter:||126.96.36.199 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)