Slowly fall the snowflakes

Slowly fall the snowflakes

Author: F. G. Lee
Tune: [Slowly fall the snowflakes]
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1. Slowly fall the snowflakes, clothing earth in white,
Sweetly bells are chiming, on this Christmas night;
Dark the earth aforetime, white on Christmas morn;
Christ the curse reversing—Mary’s Son is born.

2. Slowly fall the snowflakes, virgin-white the sod,
In the chill descending, like the grace of God;
Wild the varied chimings, one tale only tell—
Lies in Bethlehem’s manger great Emmanuel.

3. Slowly fall the snowflakes, hang the holly high,
Bright its berries greeting God Incarnate nigh;
Dark the earth no longer, barren nevermore,
Grace-flowers spring to blossom on th’eternal shore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6151

Author: F. G. Lee

Lee, Frederick George, D.D., born in 1832, educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (S. C. L. 1854), and Vicar of All Saints, Lambeth, since 1867. Author of a large number of works (see Crockford, 1891). His hymns "Laud the grace of God victorious" (St. Alban), and "When day's shadows lengthen" (Old Age), appeared in the People's Hymnal, 1867. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Slowly fall the snowflakes
Author: F. G. Lee
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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