Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming

Representative Text

O glorious rose fair blooming,
From fragile stem hath sprung!
As men of old were singing,
From Jesse came a son,
When bloomed this radiant flower
Amid the snows of winter,
Close at the midnight hour.

That rose with fragrance laden,
Isaiah had in mind;
Mary, the holy maiden,
Should give to all mankind.
Thro' God's eternal pow'r
She bore the infant Saviour,
Close at the midnight hour.

Christmas Carols and Hymns: for school and choir, 1910

Translator: Paul R. Pope

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Text Information

First Line: O glorious fair blooming
Title: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
German Title: Es ist ein' Ros Entsprugen
Translator: Paul R. Pope
Language: English
Publication Date: 1910
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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