See amid the winter's snow

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Lyricist: Edward Caswall

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1  See amid the winter's snow,
Born for us on earth below;
See the tender lamb appears,
Promis'd from eternal years.
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.

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

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

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

6  Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
By thy face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble thee,
In thy sweet humility.

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.

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