The Beautiful Snow

This is a re-posting. As I was reading Scripture this morning, the first really measurable snow was falling outside. It’s so beautiful as it floats down from the hand of God. I thought it a suitable time to bring this wonderful poem to your attention again. I’m not exactly sure how it’ll work out but there are some things I’d like to add to it. Just have to wait and see, I guess. A blessed Lord’s day to you all.

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     I remember this poem from a booklet published, I think, by John R. Rice back in the mid 1960s.    At least, that’s when I bought it.  [Actually, it was printed in 1952.]  I was just looking for that booklet in all my stuff – kind of like an archaeological dig – but couldn’t find it.  So I decided to try the Internet.  Wow.  (I remember thinking I really had something when I bought a new transistor radio for $8 as a teenager.  They had just come out.  Yeah, I know, “a ‘what’!?”  All you youngsters out there!)  Anyway, I was amazed at all the listings.

     There are several versions of who actually wrote the poem.  The main one seems to be that it was written by Joseph Warren (Whitaker?) Watson.  It’s found among his published poems.  Perhaps he did write it.  I really…

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