I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.@Luke 2:10

Harvey W. Loomis, in Christmas Carols and Hymns, edited by Hollis E. Dann (New York: American Book Company, 1910), page 63.

Mariners, Sicilian melody (πŸ”Š pdf nwc).

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Harvey W. Loomis (1865–1930)

Soft white snowflakes, gently falling,
Who has sent thee from the sky?
Down on earth, my sisters, calling,
Bid me leave the clouds on high.

Sweet, soft music, like a flower,
What has brought thy cadence here?
Silver bells within the tower,
Sent me forth the world to cheer.

Star of evening, steadfast gleaming,
Who has placed thy light above?
I keep watch o’er children dreaming;
God has kindled me with love.