The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

For Christmas

Version 3: I Know a Rose Tree Springing

Words: Es ist ein Reis entsprungen, 15th Century German carol,
Translator Unknown
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Music: Es Ist Ein Ros, Anonymous, 16th Century
(Arr. by Michael Praetorius, 1609)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF / XML
Meter: 76 76 676

1. I know a Rose tree springing
Forth from an ancient root
As men of old we singing
From Jesse came the shoot

That bore a blossom bright
A-mid the cold of winter
When half spent was the night

2. This rose-tree, blossom laden
Whereof Isaiah spake
Is Mary, spotless maiden1
Who mothered, for our sake

The little Child, newborn
By God's eternal counsel
On that first Christmas morn

1. Or:  Is Mary, peerless maiden. Return

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