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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 216
Text: 15th cent. German; trans. by Theodore Baker
Music: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesang, 1599; harm. by Michael Praetorius, 1609
Tune: ES IST EIN ROS, Meter: 76.76.676

1.	Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming 
	from tender stem hath sprung! 
	Of Jesse's lineage coming, 
	as those of old have sung. 
	It came, a floweret 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 us a Savior, 
	when half spent was the night. 

3.	[Subject to copyright] 

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