Merry Christmas!

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming
as men of old have sung.

It came, a floweret bright,
amid the cold of winter,
when half-gone was the night.

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 men a Savior,
when half-gone was the night.

This flower, whose fragrance tender
with sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
the darkness everywhere.

True man, yet very God,
from sin and death He saves us
and lightens every load.
Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming, traditional German Christmas carol

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  1. Beautiful song and even better when imagined with the slow melodies and harmonies that go along with it. Thanks – haven’t thought of this one since singing it in Choir rougly 18 years ago.