190. 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 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: Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
Translator (vs. 3): Harriet Krauth Spaeth, 1845-1925
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.6.
Scripture: Isaiah 53:2; Isaiah 35:1-2; Isaiah 11:1; John 1:5; Song of Solomon 2:1; Matthew 11:28; Psalm 139:12
Source: German, 16th c.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN ROS'
Arranger: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.6.
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesang, 1599
Copyright: Public Domain



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