2093. 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 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. [Refrain]

* Venite adoremus Dominum = Veh-nee-teh ah-doe-reh-moos Doe-mee-noom

Text Information
First Line: The snow lay on the ground, the stars shone bright
Title: The Snow Lay on the Ground
Meter: 10.10.10.10 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture:
Topic: The Grace of Jesus Christ: Christ's Birth and Baptism
Source: Anglo-English carol
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: VENITE ADOREMUS
Adapter: Charles Winfred Douglas
Harmonizer: Leo Sowerby
Meter: 10.10.10.10 with refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1941 Leo Sowerby



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