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Text: German Carol, 15th century
Music: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesange
Tune: Es Ist Ein Ros
LBW/WOV Hymn: #58
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #116
Scripture: John 1:14
1 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 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 men a Savior, When half spent was the night.
3 This flow'r, whose frangrance 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 ev'ry load.
4 O Savior, child of Mary, Who felt our human woe;
O Savior, king of glory, Who dost our weakness know,
Bring us at length we pray
To the bright courts of heaven, And to the endless day.