I love Fernando Ortega’s simple heart-felt expression in song.
He has released a four track EP of Christmas themed songs – Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming.
We’re big fans of Edward Caswell’s See Amid The Winter Snow and Fernando’s rendition does not disappoint.
The verse order may vary a bit and there may be another verse in some versions, but these five are in most popular collections.
See, amid the winter’s snow,
born for us on earth below,
see the tender Lamb appears,
promised from eternal years.
Hail! Thou ever-blessed morn!
Hail, redemption’s happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He, who throned in height sublime,
sits amid the cherubim!
Say, ye holy shepherds, say,
what your joyful news today;
wherefore have ye left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep?
Sacred Infant, all divine,
what a tender love was Thine;
thus to come from highest bliss
down to such a world as this!
“As we watched at dead of night,
lo, we saw a wondrous light;
angels singing ‘Peace on earth’
told us of the Savior’s birth.”