See amid the winter's snow (John Goss)

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Original setting by Goss

  • (Posted 2017-11-20)  CPDL #47601:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 1999-09-01)  CPDL #00157:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-09-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Christmas Carols, New and Old ed. by John Stainer (1871). Originally titled "Hymn for Christmas Day".


  • (Posted 2008-12-13)  CPDL #18483:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-12-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: May be sung a cappella.
  • (Posted 2004-05-20)  CPDL #07076:  Network.png
Editor: Edward L. Stauff (submitted 2004-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Listed under 'Winter's Snow', this edition arr. Edward L. Stauff for voices a cappella.

General Information

Title: See amid the winter's snow
Composer: John Goss
Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814-1878), 1851

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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See amidst 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.

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


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


As we watch'd at dead of night,
lo, we saw a wondrous light;
angels singing, peace on earth
told us of the Saviour's birth.


Sacred infant, all divine,
what a tender love was thine,
thus to come from highest bliss
down to such a world as this.


Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
by thy face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble thee,
in thy sweet humility: