1 'Tis winter now; the fallen snow
has left the heavens all coldly clear;
through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow,
and all the earth lies dead and drear.
2 And yet God's love is not withdrawn;
his life within the keen air breathes;
his beauty paints the crimson dawn,
and clothes each branch with glittering wreaths.
3 And though abroad the sharp winds blow,
and skies are chill, and frosts are keen,
home closer draws her circle now,
and warmer glows her light within.
4 O God, you give the winter's cold,
as well as summer's joyous rays,
you warmly in your love enfold,
and keep us through life's wintry days.
Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #234
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #234||'Tis winter now; the fallen snow||'Tis winter now; the fallen snow||O WALY WALY||Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)||LM||Exodus 21:5; Genesis 8:22; Job 37:9-10; Psalm 74:17; Psalm 121:7; Psalm 147:15-18; Romans 11:29||2005||The Living God | Our Response to God - in times and seasons; Providence | ; Winter ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6774||'Tis Winter Now, the Fallen Snow||'Tis winter now; the fallen snow||DANBY||Samuel Longfellow||LM||<cite>Hymns of the Spirit</cite>, 1864|
|The New Century Hymnal #432||Tis Winter Now; the Fallen Snow||Tis winter now; the fallen snow||DANBY||Samuel Longfellow||L.M.||1995||Comfort and Assurance | ; God | Providence and Goodness of; Seasons | Changing|