Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Johannes Brahams - Theodore Baker

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 flow’ret 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 to men a Savior
When half-spent wasthe night.

This Flow'r, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor the darkness ev'rywhere.
True man, yet God; from sin and death He saves us,
And lightens ev’ry load.

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