See Amid the Winter’s Snow


Scored for: SA & piano
Level: Easy
Duration: 4 minutes

This setting of See Amid The Winter’s Snow was written for Philip Redfern and the choir of St George’s School, Edinburgh.  Written for female voices and piano, it was first performed in December 2014.

Will Todd writes:

" The lovely words, which I’ve adapted slightly from the 19th-century carol by Edward Caswall, have been a part of my Christmas celebrations for as long as I can remember, and there are several wonderful tunes associated with the text. In writing this new melody I wanted to explore again the timeless nature of the poetry. This setting should be performed with a gentle forward energy but always with a legato and expressive sound."

See amid the winter’s snow,
Born for us on earth below,
See, the Lamb of God appears,
Promised from eternal years!
Hail, thou ever-blessed morn!
Hail, redemption’s happy dawn!
Sing through all the world again:
Christ is born in Bethlehem.
Sacred Infant, all divine,
What a tender love was thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this.
Hail, thou ever-blessed morn...
“As we watched at dead of night,
Lo, we saw a wondrous light;
Angels singing ‘Peace on earth’
Told us of a Saviour’s birth.”
Hail, thou ever-blessed morn...
Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
By Thy face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy sweet humility.

Adapted from Edward Caswall (1814–1878)

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ISMN: 9790060132704
Published by Boosey & Hawkes

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