81. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming

1 Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming
as seers of old have sung.
It came, a blossom bright,
amid the cold of winter,
when half spent was the night.

2 Isaiah 'twas foretold it,
the Rose I have in mind,
with Mary we behold it,
the Virgin Mother kind.
To show God's love aright,
she bore to us a Savior,
when half spent was the night.

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Text Information
First Line: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
Translator: Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
Translator: Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth, 1845-1925
Author (st. 3): Friedrich Layritz, 1808-1859
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 76. 76. 676
Source: German, 15th cent. (st. 1-2)
Language: English
Copyright: St. 3 © The Church Pension Fund.
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN ROS
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: 76. 76. 676
Key: F Major



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