6165. The Snow Lay on the Ground

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.

Refrain
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. [Refrain]

3 Saint Joseph, too, was by
To tend the Child;
To guard him, and protect
His mother mild;
The angels hovered round,
And sung this song,
Venite adoremus Dominum. [Refrain]

4 And thus that manger poor
Became a throne;
For He whom Mary bore
Was God the Son.
O come, then, let us join
The heav'nly host,
To praise the Father, Son,
And Holy Ghost. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The snow lay on the ground
Title: The Snow Lay on the Ground
Refrain First Line: Venite adoremus Dominum
Language: English
Source: Traditional carol
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [The snow lay on the ground]
Incipit: 53217 15432 21767
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional carol
Copyright: Public Domain



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