Christmas Rose

Lucinda Walter

Green Valley, United States

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A special rose for you at Christmas. Dedicated to those who love Christmas & The Story of the Christmas Rose!
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  1. Featured in ★ART UNIVERSE★ 11.28.2012
  2. Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it. 11.29.2012
  3. Featured in ONE SINGLE FLOWER ON DISPLAY 12.1.2012
  4. Featured in 2 CARDS Per Day: The Best of Your Best (No Pets) 12.2.2012
  5. Top Ten Winner – ONE SINGLE FLOWER ON DISPLAY – Christmas Voucher Challenge – 12.6.2012
  6. Featured in Roses Grow on You!( 2 images per Day ) only Colour !!! 12.23.2012
  7. Featured in ♥ Artists Universe ♥ 12.30.2012

How a Rose E’er Blooming

Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung!
of Jesse’s lineage coming,
as those 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;
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.

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.

Words: stanzas 1-2: German, fifteenth century carol;
trans. Theodore Baker, 1894.
stanzas 3-4: Friedrich Layritz (1808-1859);
trans. Harriet Reynolds Krauth (1845-1925).

Especially in Germany, the rose is an emblem of Christ. Legend has it that the one of the shepherd women, too poor to give a gift to the Christ child, was visited by an angel who caused the herb to appear and burst into bloom—the Christmas Rose. The woman then offered the rose to the infant Jesus.

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