Number: 48
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
Theme: Christmas

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.