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.

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: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: The Grace of Jesus Christ: Christ's Birth and Baptism
Source: Anglo-English carol
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Adapter: Charles Winfred Douglas
Harmonizer: Leo Sowerby
Meter: with refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1941 Leo Sowerby

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.