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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 216
Text: 15th cent. German; trans. by Theodore Baker
Music: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesang, 1599; harm. by Michael Praetorius, 1609
Tune: ES IST EIN ROS, Meter: 76.76.676

1. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming,
as those of old have sung.
It came, a floweret 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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