The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

For Christmas

Version 6: Behold A Branch Hath Flowered

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)
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Meter: 76 76 676

1. Behold a branch hath flowered
Upon an ancient tree,
By prophets long foretold us,
A holy mystery

Its Rose hath blossomed bright
Amid the snow of Winter,
All in the dark midnight!

2. That little fragrant flower
Doth blossom in our sight;
Its clear and lovely shining
Doth make our darkness light.

True Man and God is He
Who saves us from our sorrow
Through all eternity.

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