368. 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 seers of old have sung.
It came, a blossom 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 O Flower, 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
German Title: Es ist ein 'Ros' entsprunger
Translator (st. 1-2): Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 7 6 7 6 6 7 6
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 35:1; Luke 2:7
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Advent
Source: Speier Gesangbuch, 1599; The Hymnal, 1940 (st. 3)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN' ROS' ENSTSPRUNGEN
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: 7 6 7 6 6 7 6
Key: F Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1599



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