Edward Caswall

The Revd Edward Caswall (1814–78), was Perpetual Curate of St Lawrence Church Stratford sub Castle from 1840 until his conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1847. [1]

He composed many hymns, including the well-known carol 'See Amid the Winter Snow'.

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 among the cherubim.

[1] British History On-line 

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