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 B. Towner (Boston/Chicago: The 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