Monday, November 26, 2012

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

This single lone rose, or what's left of it, made an appearance in the garden this week just as temperatures started to dance with the freezing mark. With advent fast approaching, the 16th Century Carol comes to mind : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

In English, the hymn is:

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming,
From tender stem hath sprung.
Of Jesse's lineage coming,
As men of old have sung;
It came, a flow'ret bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When halfspent was the night