The Snow
Sir Edward Elgar Lyrics


O snow, which sinks so light,
Brown earth is hid from sight,
O soul, be thou as white,
As white as snow, as snow,
O snow, which falls so slow,
Dear earth quite warm below;
O heart,
O heart, so keep thy glow,
Beneath the snow, the snow.
O snow in thy soft grave
Sad flow'rs, sad flow'rs the winter brave;
O heart, so soothe and save,
so soothe, as does the snow.

The snow must melt, must go,
Fast, fast, fast, fast as water flow.

Not thus, my soul,
O sow
Thy gifts to fade like snow,
Not thus, not thus,
O sow not thus thy gifts to fade like snow.

O snow, thou'rt white no more,
Thy sparkling too, is o'er;
Be as bevore,
Was bright the snow.

Then as the snow all pure,
O heart be, but endure;
Through all the years full sure,
Not as the snow, not as the snow.

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Andrew Ohler

I loved playing this 4 years ago and I’m a violinist. Beautiful piece, I remember getting goosebumps listening to the choir sing this!

Secretive Cinderella

Singing this in choir as a soprano 1. And I love it so much! I could sing it every hour of everyday and not get sick of it!

Doc Iza

I sang 1st soprano in an all state choir 19 years ago and still love it, timeless.

Inés de Erausquin

I sang sop 2 for this one, but was envying the altos the whole time 😂 I'm such a mezzo.

Cisco Kid

SAMMEEMEMEM. Just had our concert tonight.

SS_V_Warren Channel

Secretive Cinderella OMG I AM TO LOVE YA I GO TO A GIRLS SCHOOL AND I AM DOING A CONCERT TOMORROW

Abesha Whyte

Me too

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xhappyponyx was my old name

We're singing this in my high school women's choir and I love it so much! The alto part is so fun to sing

Violet Rushing

The alto part was absolutely breathtaking to sing :)

Ciara Holloway2

Love singing the Alto part for this Song

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