This carol first appeared in print in the 16th century.

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Notes

*Alternate line, "Welches uns selig macht" (Who makes us blessed.)

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Unknown author, arrangement by Michael Praetorius (1571–1621).

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Comments

This song originally included 23 verses. You can see the whole carol and different versions written over time at this German page.

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You can hear this carol in English in a version called Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming.

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Sheet Music

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The image comes from 1599 where it was printed in Speyerer Gesangbuch 1599: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Erstveröffentlichung).

Translation: Lisa Yannucci

Image: A Rose Trellis (Roses at Oxfordshire), John Singer Sargent, c. 1886.

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