Scripture Verse

He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. Psalm 147:16


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 133.

Music: Co­lom­bia Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a better pho­to of John­ston,

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


Welcome, wel­come, roy­al win­ter,
All in white and crys­tal dressed,
King at last of all the sea­sons,
Wearing jew­els on thy breast.


Winter, win­ter, roy­al win­ter,
Pulses tin­gle, hearts are light;
Praises to the gra­cious Giv­er,
For the sea­son cold and bright.

Softly, soft­ly falls the co­ver­ing
Of the white and glist­en­ing snow;
Seeds of grain and flow­er root­lets,
Hide in safe­ty far below.


When for me life’s win­ter cometh,
May my heart but strong­er grow;
May the fruits in au­tumn ga­thered,
Last thro’ all the time of snow.