When the winter snow descended

When the winter snow descended

Author: Marian Froelich
Tune: [When the winter snow descended]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. When the winter snow descended,
Children’s thoughts with rapture tended
T’ward the birthday of the Lord;
And throughout the Christmas festal,
Winter pure and snow of vestal,
Pleasures rich did oft afford.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen to set us free.

2. But when spring comes softly breathing,
Melts the ice, and flowers wreathing,
Garlands fair each bank and strand.
Then we sing, The Lord is risen,
He has burst the rocky prison!
Easter carols fill the land. [Refrain]

3. So while chimes their songs are pealing,
Sing we with devotion’s feeling,
Yea, the Lord is ris’n indeed!
We with Him shall rise, death scorning,
To an endless Easter morning!
Glorious resurrection creed. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1836

Author: Marian Froelich

Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich. Lyrics-- At Je­sus’ Feet Bring on the Vol­un­teers Cedars and the Pines, The Child of Beth­le­hem, The Christmas Morning Christmas Mu­sic Dare Ye to Stand? Day Is Break­ing, The Easter Af­ter Cal­va­ry Happy Greet­ings Bring­ing Glorious Re­sur­rect­ion Glory to Beth­le­hem God of the Sea­sons Good Ship Zi­on, The Kings of the Or­i­ent Led, Safe­ly Led Nature’s God, Cre­at­or Wise Old New Song, The Our Sab­bath School Press On and Ne­ver Fear Sail Not With­out the Mas­ter Send Out the Life-L… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the winter snow descended
Author: Marian Froelich
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, Christ is risen
Copyright: Public Domain


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