401. The Snow Lay on the Ground

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

Refrain:
Venite, adoremus Dominum;
Venite, adoremus Dominum.

2 'Twas Mary, daughter pure, came to the crèche,
And brought into this world the Word made flesh.
She laid him in a stall at Bethlehem;
The ass and oxen shared the roof with them. [Refrain]

3 Saint Joseph, too, was near to tend the Child,
To guard him, and protect his mother mild.
The angels hovered round, and sang 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
Meter: 10 10 10 10 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Christmas
Source: Traditional carol, 19th cent
Tune Information
Name: VENITE, ADOREMUS
Adapter: C. Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944
Meter: 10 10 10 10 with Refrain
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Traditional carol, 19th cent



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