The Hymnal 1982 81
Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
- es ist ein ros
- Theodore Baker, 1851-1934; Friedrich Layritz, 1808-1859; Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth, 1845-1925
- Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
- Text Source(s)
- German, 15th cent. (st. 1-2)
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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.
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