The snow lay on the ground (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The carol in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 255 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The carol in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: The snow lay on the ground
{{Composer|Anonymous Tune: Venite Adoremus
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Melody adapted by Charles Winfred Douglas

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The snow lay on the ground,
the stars shone bright,
when Christ our Lord was born
on Christmas night.
Venite adoremus Dominum.
Venite adoremus Dominum.
Refrain: Venite adoremus Dominum.
Venite adoremus Dominum.

’Twas Mary, daughter pure
of holy Anne,
that brought into this world
the God made man.
She laid him in a stall
at Bethlehem;
the ass and oxen shared
the roof with them.
Refrain

Saint Joseph, too, was by
to tend the child;
to guard him, and protect
his mother mild;
the angels hovered round,
and sang this song,
Venite adoremus Dominum.
Refrain

And thus that manger poor
became a throne;
for he whom Mary bore
was God the Son.
O come, then, let us join
the heavenly host;
to praise the Father, Son,
and Holy Ghost.
Refrain