The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

For Christmas

Version 12: Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

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. Lo, how a rose e'er blooming,
From tender root hath sprung;
To all the world bestowing
What men of old have sung.

There bloomed a lovely flow'r
Though winter's cold was blowing,
And midnight was the hour.

2. Lo, how a rose came springing
Isaiah did proclaim;
While all the heav'ns were singing
The rose by Mary came,

Through God's almighty pow'r
The world salvation bringing,
Though midnight was the hour

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