The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Is A Rose Tree Blooming

The Rose Tree

For Christmas

Words: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, 15th Century German carol
Translation by Abbie Farwell Brown

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Source: Osbourne McConathy, et al, eds., The Music Hour: Fifth Book (Silver Burdett Company, 1930, 1937)

1. There is a Rose-Tree blooming
In winter's frost and cold
To tell how Spring is coming,
With joy for young and old.

    It is the Rose of Love,
    No cruel wind can wither,
    No tempest can remove.

2. Lo, any life that shivers
May shelter 'neath the Tree,
Each tender petal quivers,
With glowing mystery.

    And 'mid the sweetness curled
    A golden heart is hidden,
    Dear treasure of the world!


Thought to have been published earlier in G. J. Malmin, ed., Songs and Hymns for Children's Voices (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 1928).

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