The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Gently Falls The Winter Snow

Words: Rev. Edward Caswall

Music: Herbert S. Irons
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #20, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Gently falls the winter snow,
Earth lies silently below,
While the tender Plant appears,
Promis'd long by holy Seers.

Chorus:
Hail the ever blessed morn,
Hail the day that Christ was born;
Tell it thro' Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

2. He who built the starry skies
Low within a manger lies,
Stooping from His Throne sublime,
High above the cherubim. Chorus

3. Say, ye wand'ring Shepherds, say
What your joyful news today;
Wherefore have ye left your sheep?
Wherefore fail your watch to keep? Chorus

4. "As we watched at dead of night,
Lo! we saw a wondrous sight, -
Angels singing Peace on Earth,
Telling of the Saviour's Birth." Chorus

5. Haste we now to greet God's Child,
Watch His Face so meek and mild;
Learn the Love of Heaven to see
In our Lord's Humility. Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #19

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