The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

See Amid The Winter's Snow

Alternate Title: Hymn for Christmas Day
Also: See, Amid The Winter Snow

Words: See, Amid The Winter's Snow, Edward Caswall, 1858

Music: "Humility," John Goss, 1871
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See, Amid The Winter's Snow
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Hail,  Thou Ever-Blessed Morn
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Meter: 77 77 D

Alternate: "Evening Prayer," Engelbert Humperdinck, 1893,
Arr. 1998 By Mark Schweitzer

Source: Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old, Second Series (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1871), Carol #30

1. See amid the winter's snow,
Born for us on earth below,
See the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.

Chorus
Hail, thou ever-blessed morn!
Hail, redemption's happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

2. Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He, who throned in height sublime
Sits amid the cherubim. Chorus

3. Say, ye holy shepherds, say
What your joyful news today;
Wherefore have ye left your sheep
On the lonely mountain steep? Chorus

4. "As we watched at dead of night,
Lo, we saw a wondrous light;1
Angels singing peace on earth
Told us of the Saviour's birth". Chorus

5. Sacred infant, all divine,
What a tender love was Thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this. Chorus

6. Teach, O teach us , Holy Child,
By Thy Face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy Sweet humility! Chorus

1. Or: There appeared a wondrous light; Return

Alternate Third Verse (source lost):

Say, you holy shepherds, say,
    Tell your joyful news today.
Why have you now left your sheep
    On the lonely mountain steep?

Additional verse from Nicola A. Montani, ed., The St. Gregory Hymnal And Catholic Choir Book. Philadelphia: St. Gregory Guild, 1940, #5, pp. 6-7.

Virgin Mother, Mary blest
    By the joys that fill thy breast,
Pray for us, that we may prove
    Worthy of the Saviour's love. Chorus

Sheet Music  by Sir John Goss From Bramley and Stainer:

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Sheet Music "Old Melody" from O. Hardwig, "The Wartburg Hymnal" (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing, 1918), Hymn #128
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Sheet Music "Anon." from O. Hardwig, "The Wartburg Hymnal" (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing, 1918), Hymn #129
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Sheet Music by R. A. Smith from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #142
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Sheet Music "A French Carol" from Hutchins, Carol #420
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Sheet Music by Sir John Goss from  Hutchins, # 467.

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Sheet Music from Edgar Pettman, ed., Modern Christmas Carols (London: Weekes & Co., 1892), #15:

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Note from Pettman: No. XV. —An alternative tune will be found in Novello's collection. This is intended only for congregational purposes.

Sheet Music from Rev. Edgar Pettman, ed., The Westminster Carol Book (London: Houghton & Co., 1899), No. 41, p. 55.

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Sheet Music from St. Basil's Hymnal, 12th Edition. New York, Benziger Brothers, ND.

Sheet Music from Nicola A. Montani, ed., The St. Gregory Hymnal And Catholic Choir Book. Philadelphia: St. Gregory Guild, 1940, #5, pp. 6-7.

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