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374. 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 O Flower, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispel in glorious splendor
The darkness ev'rywhere;
True man, yet very God,
From sin and death now save us,
And share our ev'ry load.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
Title: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
German Title: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
Translator (sts. 1-2): Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 7 6 7 6 6 7 6
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent 2, Year A; Christmas; Advent (2 more...)
Source: Speier Gebetbuch, 1599; Tr. st 3.: The Hymnal, 1940
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Michale Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: 7 6 7 6 6 7 6
Key: F Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1599

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