Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Lyrics

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung,
of Jesse’s lineage coming,
by faithful prophets sung.
It came, a floweret bright,
amid the cold of winter,
when half spent 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 for us a Savior,
when half spent was the night.
This flower, whose fragrance tender
with sweetness fills the air,
dispels with glorious splendor
the darkness everywhere.
Enfleshed, yet very God,
from sin and death he saves us
and lightens every load.

Text Information View on Hymnary

First Line:
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Title:
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Translator:
Theodore Baker
Meter:
7.6.7.6.6.7.6
Source:
German, 15th cent.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
ES IST EIN ROS (5556553)
Meter:
7.6.7.6.6.7.6
Copyright:
Public Domain