The German words were originally inspired by the Song of Solomon, "I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Protestants tend to cite Isaiahproclaiming a Messianic King: "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
Originally published in or in Gebetbuchlein des Frater Conradusthis stanza Catholic hymn's focus was Mary, who Lo compared to LP) mystical rose praised in the Song of Solomon "I am a rose of LP), a lily of the valleys.
He placed the rose in a vase, and placed it before the alter to the Virgin Mary. Some sources indicate the hymn might date back into the 14th Century. Byhowever, the Protestants had adopted the hymn, and changed its focus from Mary to Jesus citing Isaiah According to Keyte and Parrott, in medieval iconography, the tree of Jesse is often depicted as a rose plant.
The revision first appeared in Michael Praetorius' Musae Sioniae in Praetorius is occasionally mistaken as the author. The Michael Praetorius harmonization is still the version most heard, although other harmonizations have been written, including the one by Melchior Vulpius from It was heard as recently as in the Academy Award LP) movie "Love Story. Whereto shall we liken this Blessed Mary Virgin, Faithful shoot from Jesse's root graciously emerging?
Lily we might call her, but Christ alone is white; Rose delicious, but that Jesus is the one Delight; Flower of women, but her Firstborn is mankind's one flower: He the Sun lights up all moons thro' their radiant hour.
Herself a rose, who bore the Rose, She bore the Rose and felt its thorn. All Loveliness new-born Took on her bosom its repose, And slept and woke there night and morn. She gracious, He essential Grace, He was the Fountain, she the rill: Her goodness to fulfil And gladness, with proportioned pace He led her steps thro' good and ill. On Oct.
Ref for lyrics from Speierisches Gesangbuch Koln inwhich is the oldest reference according to Father Franz Wasner, Director of the Trapp family singers. Ref: Decca DL I am fortunate enough to have a copy of Es ist ein Ros entsprugen by the Trapp Family singers, and I agree with Jene that they do an excellent job on this song.
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