Sunday, December 6, 2015

THE ROSE DOES BLOOM


ONE OF MY FAVORITE

CLASSICAL ADVENT CAROLS




Performed at Baylor University

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;
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 the manger they 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.

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SABBATH BLESSINGS,

DEAR FRIENDS!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Happy Sabbath to you as well. Blessings

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  2. Memories of childhood are coming back through this song, this choir's voices, your heart.

    I hope you're finding this Sabbath afternoon to be one of rest and rejoicing, dear friend!

    ;-}

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    1. I have the youngest grand, Linda--no rest--but joyous!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  3. Very pretty lyrics.
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. Yes--seeped with meaning-Sparky.
      Blessings, Friendf!

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