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

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

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

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain