Title: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Composer: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1599 Arr. Michael Praetorius, 1609
Author: German carol, 15th century Trans. Theodore Baker (1851-1934) Alt. Rejoice in the Lord, 1985
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1
1. 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. 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 for us a Savior, When half spent was the night.