163. Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming

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1 Lo! how a rose e'er blooming from tender stem hath sprung,
of Jesse's lineage coming, as saints of old have sung.
It came a floweret 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.

3 This Flower, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air,
dispels with glorious splendor the darkness everywhere.
True man, yet very God, from sin and death he saves us
and lightens every load.

Text Information
First Line: Lo! how a rose e'er blooming
Title: Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming
Translator (stanzas 1,2): Theodore Baker (1894, alt.)
Translator (stanza 3): Harriet Krauth Spaeth (1875)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Biblical Persons; Biblical Persons: Isaiah, Jesse, Mary; Christmas Season
Source: German carol, 16th century
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius (1609)
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Source: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengasäng, Cologne, 1599

Audio recording: Piano Harmony (auto-generated)
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