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December 14

"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" is a beautiful Christmas hymn, and one of Liddy's favorites. When originally published as a Catholic hymn, the focus was Mary. When adopted by Protestants, the focus was shifted to Jesus. There are many verses, but these are the two in the Presbyterian Hymnal.

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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Performed by Greg Barlow on banjo

Words: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, German carol, 15th century; trans. Theodore Baker, 1894.
Music: ES IST EIN' ROS, Anonymous, 16th century; arr. Michael Praetorius, 1609.

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung,
Of Jesse's lineage coming,
By faithful prophets 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 for us a Savior,
When half spent was the night.

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