I love Fernando Ortega’s simple heart-felt expression in song. He has released a four track EP of Christmas themed songs – Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming. We’re big fans of Edward Caswell’s See Amid The Winter Snow and Fernando’s rendition does not disappoint. The verse order may vary a bit and there may be …

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Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming may sound esoteric, which may be more of an indication that poetic imagery and broader understanding of Scriptural allusion are less commonly understood. Linda Ronstadt provides an ethereal rendition. It only has the first two verses, I’m okay with verse two and its reference to Isaiah being included, though …

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The second Advent themed recording from The Orchardist, courtesy of the Rabbit Room. Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming. The Lyrics. 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 …

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