Bruce Mills Music

Fair maiden of winter
Fair Maiden of Winter
© 2012 Bruce Mills (SOCAN BMI)

Lo, fair maiden of winter
With cloak of roses and thorns
In forest of green wander freely
The beauty of summer to mourn

Lo, fair maiden of winter
Run quick for thy lantern to light
The angel called Gabriel, follow
Through the darkness of night

Thy burden to carry descending from Abraham
Fables and scriptures and testaments tell
We'll gather thy kindling, and tend to thy fire
The lord of thy castle must never require
For anything greater than that which thou givest
On this holy night - under thy star, oh, oh, oh

Lo, fair maiden of winter
The wood in thy barn keep thee warm
The harvest laid up for thy table
The winter shall do thee no harm

Lo, fair maiden of winter
Thy bridegroom afar thou can see
Thy calling so boundless, fulfilling
His queen thou forever shall be


Lo, fair maiden of winter
Thy name in secret to speak
The wisdom of ages within thee
The fruit of thy womb quiet keep

Lo, fair maiden of winter
Thy gladness to all of the earth -
From heaven with angels beneath thee
Thine crown be the saviour's birth

[Chorus, Coda]

holier y is gtowing cold
5Thine own son
6a vision of ancients
7The wood in the barn
Um pa pa

Lo, fair maiden of winter

And stars to thy Will carry thy
The wood in thy barn keep thee warm
The harvest

The scriptures and testaments tell
Of Abraham's children descending
Thine own son a prophesy
The twilight of day has descended
Scriptures and testaments holy
The fruit of thy womb is a king born
The darkness of ages now broken
Lay wood in the barn for the burning
The harvest laid up in the stones
Field barren
Ancient wisdom or wise men

Thine hair as gold as the sun
Prince to deliver

y silence be still until spring


deep Bear the beauty in sleeping
And wander the night in thy dream

Short Song Description:
Envisioning early European interpretation of the Christmas story
Story Behind the Song:
Allegory for Christmas about the Virgin Mary
Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
Producer Credits: Bruce Mills
Performance Credits: Bruce Mills
Song Length: 4:46
Primary Genre: World-Celtic
Secondary Genre: Unique-Holiday
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English
Era: 1800 - 1899