This is an English version of the German carol "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen" that 1st appeared in print in the 16th Century.

Notes

The melody was harmonized by Michael Praetorius in 1609.

There's an American version of this carol called, Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming.

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Sung by Christine Lehman.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This carol can be found in "The Hymns and Carols for Christmas-tide" (London: H. Grice, 1897).

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