302. 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 those of old have sung.
It came, a flower bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

2 Isaiah 'twas foretold it,
This 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 Flow'r, 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
Translator: Theodore Baker, 1851-1934 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 6 76
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Liturgical Year: Christmas (Days of); The Liturgical Year: Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Source: German Carol, 15th cent.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: 76 76 76
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Cologne, 1599; Harm.: Musae Sioniae, 1609

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