162. 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 men of old have sung.
It came a floweret bright,
A mid 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 men a Saviour,
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
Original Language: German
Translator: Theodore Baker (1894)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. 6. 7. 6.
Scripture: Song of Solomon 2:1; Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 11:10; Luke 2:7
Source: German, 15th or 16th century
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN ROS'
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius (1609; alt.)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. 6. 7. 6.
Key: E Major



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