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Winter 38t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Daniel Read, 1785
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
His hoary frost, His fleecy snow,
Descend and clothe the ground;
The liquid streams forbear to flow,
In icy fetters bound.


With songs and honours sounding loud, Stanza 5
2
He sends His word, and melts the snow,
The fields no longer mourn;
He calls the warmer gales to blow,
And bids the spring return.


With songs and honours sounding loud, Stanza 7