Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming 

Lo How A Rose.mp3

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As saints of old have sung
It came a blossom bright
Amid the cold of winter
When half spent was the night

Isaiah 'twas foretold it
This 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

The shepherds heard the story
Proclaimed by angels bright
How Christ the Lord of glory
Was born on earth this night
To Bethlehem they sped
And in a manger found him
As angels herald said

This flow'r, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air
Dispel with glorious splendor
The darkness ev'rywhere
True man yet true God
You came to love your people
And share our ev'ry load