Saturday, December 29, 2012

See amid the winter's snow....

On the eve of the Feast of the Holy Family, a heavy blanket of snow is covering the Seminary. It reminds me of Edward Caswall’s nineteenth century Hymn for Christmas Day:

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.