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.

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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