1 See, amid the winter snow,
born for us on earth below;
see, the gentle Lamb appears,
promised from eternal years:
Hail, O ever-blessèd morn!
hail, redemption's happy dawn!
sing through all Jerusalem:
'Christ is born in Bethlehem!'

2 Low within a manger lies
he who built the starry skies;
he who, throned in height sublime,
reigns above the cherubim:
Hail, O ever-blessèd morn . . .

3 Say, you humble shepherds, say
what's your joyful news today;
tell us why you've left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep:
Hail, O ever-blessèd morn . . .

4 'As we watched at dead of night,
all around us shone a light;
angels singing peace on earth
told us of a Saviour's birth.'
Hail, O ever-blessèd morn . . .

5 Sacred infant, king most dear,
what a tender love was here,
thus to come from highest bliss
down to such a world as this!
Hail, O ever-blessèd morn . . .

6 Holy Saviour, born on earth,
teach us by your lowly birth;
grant that we may ever be
taught by such humility.
Hail, O ever-blessèd morn . . .

Edward Caswall
© in this version The Jubilate Group


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