On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, open your ears and your hearts to this beautiful song as Christmas draws near...
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 flowerlet 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.

This Flower, whose fragrance tender
with sweetness fills the air,
Dispelled in glorious splendor the darkness everywhere;
Bring us at length we pray, to the bright courts of Heaven,
And to the endless day!


  1. Very beautiful...

  2. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs and this was a particularly beautiful version. Thank you.



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