160. 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
by faithful prophets sung;
it came, a flow'ret 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.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Title: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Translator: Theodore Baker (1894)
Meter: 76.76.676
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Birth; Christian Year: Christmas; Jesus Christ (1 more...)
Source: German carol (15th century)
Tune Information
Arranger: Michael Praetorius (1609)
Meter: 76.76.676
Key: F Major

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