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69. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming

1 Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
From tender stem has sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As men of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When half-spent was the night.

2 Isaiah did foretell 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.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
Title: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
Translator: Theodore Baker
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Christmas; God's Love; Story of Jesus (2 more...)
Source: 15th century German
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius
Key: F Major
Source: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1599; Harm.: Musae Stonae, VI, 1609

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