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Winter

Welcome, welcome, royal winter

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: COLUMBIA (Towner)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Welcome, welcome, royal winter,
All in white and crystal dressed,
King at last of all the seasons,
Wearing jewels on thy breast.

Refrain:
Winter, winter, royal winter,
Pulses tingle, hearts are light;
Praises to the gracious Giver,
For the season cold and bright.

2 Softly, softly falls the covering
Of the white and glistening snow;
Seeds of grain and flower rootlets,
Hide in safety far below. [Refrain]

3 When for me life’s winter cometh,
May my heart but stronger grow;
May the fruits in autumn gathered,
Last thro’ all the time of snow. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8113

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Welcome, welcome, royal winter
Title: Winter
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Winter, winter, royal winter
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8113
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #8113

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