The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Slowly Fall The Snowflakes

Words: Unknown

Music: W. Borrow

Source: Carol #10, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Slowly fall the snowflakes,
Clothing earth in white,
Sweetly bells are chiming,
On this Christmas night;
Dark the earth aforetime,
White on Christmas morn;
Christ the curse reversing,
Mary's Son is born.

2. Slowly fall the snowflakes
Virgin-white the sod,
In the chill descending,
Like the grace of God;
Wild the varied chimings,
One tale only tell
Lies in Bethlehem's manger
Great Emmanuel.

3. Slowly fall the snowflakes,
Hand the holly high,
Bright its berries, greeting
God Incarnate nigh'
Dark the earth no longer,
Barren nevermore,
Grace-flowers spring to blossom
On the eternal shore.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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