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See, amid the winter’s snow

See, amid the winter’s snow,
born for us on earth below;
see, the Lamb of God appears
promised from eternal years:

Hail, O ever blessed morn!
Hail, redemption’s happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem:
‘Christ is born in Bethlehem.’

2. Lowly in a manger lies
he who built the starry skies,
he who, throned in height sublime,
reigns above the cherubim:

3. Say, you humble shepherds, say,
what’s your joyful news today?
Tell us why you left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep?

4. ‘As we watched at dead of night,
round us blazed a glorious light;
angels singing: ‘Peace on earth!’
told us of a Saviour’s birth.’

5. Sacred infant, all divine,
how your love and mercy shine,
coming from the highest bliss
down to such a world as this!

6. Teach, O teach us, holy child,
lowly, meek and undefiled,
teach us like yourself to be
in your deep humility:

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