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A Song For Christmas Eve

Representative Text

1 Soft white snowflakes, gently falling,
Who has sent thee from the sky?
"Down on earth, my sisters, calling,
Bid me leave the clouds on high."

2 Sweet, soft music, like a flower,
What has brought thy cadence here?
"Silver bells within the tower,
Sent me forth the world to cheer."

3 Star of evening, steadfast gleaming,
Who has placed thy light above?
"I keep watch o’er children dreaming;
God has kindled me with love."

Author: Harvey W. Loomis

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Text Information

First Line: Soft white snowflakes, gently falling
Title: A Song For Christmas Eve
Author: Harvey W. Loomis
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Source: Christmas Carols and Hymns by Hollis F. Dean (New York: American Book Company, 1910)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SICILIAN MARINERS

SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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