Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming

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This song took on a much more somber tone that I had originally intended but every song and every recording is a product of time and place.

I hope everyone finds the words as uplifting as I do.

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Lo, how a rose e're blooming
from tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
as men of old have sung
It came a flower bright
Amid the cold of winter
when half spent was the night

This flower who's fragrance tender
with sweetness fills the air
Dispels with glorious splendor
the darkness everywhere
True love so pure and good
From pain and death it saves us
and lightens every load

A spotless rose is blowing
sprung from a tender root
Of ancient seers for showing
of Jesse's promised fruit
Its bud unfolds to light
Amid the cold, cold winter
and in the dark midnight

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from Christmas Eve Eve, released December 16, 2012
Recorded in Tolland, Connecticut on December 14th & 15th
Traditional, Arrangement by Matthew Maynes

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