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Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming – Christmas Songs 2011 Day One

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Each day until Christmas I’ll feature a song from a Christmas album.
Nathan Clark George’s 2006 album, A Midwinter’s Eve features some gently acoustic guitar driven renditions of favourite carols.
The album features some carols from the German tradition.
Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming was one I did not know.

The version used seems to be one translated and supplemented by Theodore Baker with a third verse omitted.
1.
Lo, how a rose e’er blooming,
From tender stem hath sprung!
From Jesse’s lineage coming,
As men of old have sung.
It came, a flower 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 men a Savior
When half spent was the night
3.
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.

The tune may be recognised as that to which another Christmas song, A Great And Mighty Wonder is sung.
You can listen to the song from George’s album here.

One thought on “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming – Christmas Songs 2011 Day One

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