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Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming, The Monteverdi Choir.

27 December 2010

  The Monteverdi Choir singing Michael Praetorius‘ arrangement of “Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen.” In English, “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming.”

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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 halfspent was the night.

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 halfspent was the night.

O Flower, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispel with glorious splendour
The darkness everywhere;
True man, yet very God,
From Sin and death now save us,
And share our every load.

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