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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming        

1    Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
    from tender stem hath sprung!
    Of Jesse's lineage coming
    as seers of old have sung,
    it came, a flow'r so bright,
    amid the cold of winter,
    when half-spent was the night.

2    Isaiah had 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 us a Savior,
    when half-spent was the night.

3    This flow'r, 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 ev'ry load.

4    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 into endless day.

Text: German carol, 15th cent.; tr. Theodore Baker, 1851-1934, sts. 1-2; Harriet R. 
Advent Devotion 2022
Hymn: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
 
An honored hymn to Mary-Mother of God. She is the Rose. She bore our world our savior. By giving birth to our Lord and Savior, she is seen as the one who shows God’s love aright and to save us from our sins.
What a lovely reminder during Advent that God was sending us his son to save us and that this was given out of his love for us. It all started with a rose-love and resilient.
Prayer:
“I pray for humility today, Father. Our savior entered this world in a manger with animals. When I feel too proud, let me remember the Holy Family and Jesus’s humble birth”


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