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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
A Lovely Rose Is Sprung
Anonymous (16th Century)
A LOVELY rose is sprung,
Out of a tender root,
As men of old have sung,
From Jesse’s stem a shoot.
And so a flower bright        5
Has bloomed in coldest winter
E’en in the deepest night.
The little rose I mean
Whereof Isaiah told,
Pure Mary, maid serene        10
Brought forth alone—behold:
Through God’s eternal might
A little child she bore us
E’en in the deepest night.

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