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From Jesse's Stock Up-Springing

Representative Text

1 From Jesse's stock up-springing,
On tender root has grown:
A rose by Prophet's singing
To all the world made known.
The rose 'midst winter's cold,
A lovely blossom bearing,
In former days foretold.

2 This rose then of my story
Isaiah did proclaim.
What God ordained in glory
By blessed Mary came.
The Child the virgin bore,
The world's salvation bringing
Through Him for evermore.

3 The rosebud small and tender
Gives fragrance every day.
And by its brilliant splendor
Makes darkness pass away.
True Man, yet very God,
From sin and death He saves us
And lightens every load.

4 Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored;
The Infant born in Bethle'm,
The Saviour and the Lord.
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!"

Source: His Fullness Songs #480

Translator: Mary E. Butler

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Text Information

First Line: From Jesse's stock up spring
Title: From Jesse's Stock Up-Springing
German Title: Es ist ein ros' entsprungen
Translator: Mary E. Butler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


ES IST EIN ROS (5556553)

First published with the text in the Cologne Gesangbuch of 1599 (see above), ES IST EIN ROS is a rounded bar form tune (AABA). The tune has characteristics of a Renaissance madrigal; it invites performance by an unaccompanied choir so that all the fine part writing and subtle rhythms can be clearly…

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His Fullness Songs #480

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