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Advent with The Orchardist: “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”

Every Friday leading up to Christmas, The Orchardist is sharing a new song arranged specially for this season in a collection called A Child Will Lead Us All.

Below you will find the second song of this collection, “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming.” Lyrics are also provided.

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 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, Dispels with glorious splendor The darkness everywhere

True man, yet very God, From sin and death he saves us And lightens every load


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