Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Wonder

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I am the rose of Sharon . . .

Song of Solomon 2:1a

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Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming

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 floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

Isaiah 'twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind;
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.


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And there shall come forth
A rod out of the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the spirit of the LORD
Shall rest upon him.
Isaiah 11:1-2

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noble pig said...


Michelle said...

Debbie, how sweet. The rose is beautiful. :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Have a blessed Lord's Day.

FancyHorse said...

Beautiful rose, beautiful Scripture and hymn. Thank you!

Becky said...

Lovely rose. Thank you, happy Sunday!

Ruth MacC said...

It really in Summer all year round on your blog:) It's one of the reasons I like visiting!