263. 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.

3 This Flow'r, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness ev'rywhere.
True man, yet very God,
From sin and death he saves us,
And lightens ev'ry load

Text Information
First Line: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
Title: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Translator (sts. 1-2): Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
Translator (st. 3): Friedrich Layritz, 1808-1859
Translator: Harriet Reynolds Krauth, 185-1925
Publication Date: 2012
Meter: 7 6 7 6 6 7 6
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent Season; Christmas Season; Mary, Mother of God (3 more...)
Source: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen; Speyer Gesangbuch, 1599
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN' ROS' ENSTSPRUNGEN
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: 7 6 7 6 6 7 6
Key: F Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesäng, Cologne, 1599



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