Scripture Verse

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


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).

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.