Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: Mar­in­ers Si­cil­ia­n tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Harvey W. Loomis
(1865–1930)

Lyrics

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.