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The Snow Lay on the Ground

The Faith We Sing Number 2093
Text: Anglo-English carol
Music: English melody; adapt. by Charles Winfred Douglas; harm. by Leo Sowerby
Tune: VENITE ADOREMUS, Meter: 10 10.10 10 with Refrain

1. The snow lay on the ground,
the stars shone bright,
when Christ our Lord was born
on Christmas night.
Venite adoremus Dominum.
Venite adoremus Dominum.
Venite adoremus Dominum.
Venite adoremus Dominum.

2. 'Twas Mary, daughter pure
of holy Anne,
that brought into this world
the God made man,
She laid him in a stall
at Bethlehem;
the ass and oxen shared
the roof with them.

3. And thus that manger poor
became a throne,
for he whom Mary bore
was God the Son.
O come, then, let us join
the heavenly host;
to praise the Father, Son,
and Holy Ghost.

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