Wonder Boi Writes

25 Songs of Christmas: Day 12 – Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming

So, I don’t normally take requests for specific songs blogs because 1) there are so many of them, 2) I am picky, and most importantly 3) I try to let The Spirit guide me in these meditations.

However, this year I got two requests for this specific version of this song, and it’s a pretty obscure version of a pretty obscure song.  Then last Sunday we sang it in church.  Seeing as how I am not a big believer in coincidence, I finally had to consider the possibility that The Spirit was at work there.

After reading all the lyrics to the hymn, I was particularly struck in how this one, more so than any other I have found, acknowledges Jesus’s humanity.  I’ve taken comfort in that idea this season as I have wrestled with my own.

So, without further ado, here is Linda Ronstadt singing “Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming”

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.

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!

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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December 12, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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