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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 floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,
When half spent 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 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 the manger found Him,
As angel heralds said.

This Flower, whose fragrance 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 every load.

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!

Words: 15th Cen­tu­ry car­ol (Es ist ein Ros ent­sprung­en); vers­es 1-2 trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by The­o­dore Bak­er, 1894. Verses 3-4, Fried­rich Lay­ritz, trans­lat­ed by Har­ri­et Rey­nolds Krauth, 1875. Verse 5, trans­lat­ed or writ­ten by John C. Mat­tes, 1914.

Music: Es Ist Ein Ros’, Alte Ca­thol­ische Geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Köln, Ger­ma­ny: 1599); har­mo­ny by Mi­chael Prae­tor­i­us, 1609 .

This hymn was sung in the 1971 Acad­e­my Award win­ning mo­vie “Love Sto­ry.”

(constructive critique is welcome)
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Jun 05 2007 14:37 GMT irashid
Beautiful Shot!!!
Jun 05 2007 15:30 GMT caferr
nice shot...
Jun 05 2007 16:35 GMT Poulet PRO
Beautiful shot!

Thanks for the song, Bill! I used to sing it....looooong time ago..... ;)))
Jun 05 2007 17:25 GMT camperandrea
very nice
Jun 05 2007 18:34 GMT Lensvision
Jun 05 2007 21:18 GMT gtc126
Awesome Shot and Words.......I love Roses!!!!!
Jun 06 2007 01:26 GMT aquiles PRO
BELLA..MUY BELLA ROSA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...1971 ???????... i wasn´t born yet !!!!
Jun 06 2007 01:34 GMT wifey
Very nice DOF!
Jun 06 2007 14:09 GMT rohtas
Great colour!
Jun 06 2007 20:31 GMT hamrahi
SOOo Nice........................
Jun 07 2007 00:24 GMT Hamin PRO
Yes, the soft focus and the soft hue make the pic a winner, indeed!
Jun 07 2007 14:06 GMT abojovna PRO