Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas From Vienna


Red Christmas Rose
Found this morning
at Heiligenkreuzerhof
First District
Vienna


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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 half-spent was the night.

Isaiah 'twas foretold it,
The rose I have in mind,
With Mary we behold it.
The Virgin mother kind.
To show God's love aright
She bore to them a Savior,
When half-spent was the night.


Music: Cologne, 1599
English (1894): Theodore Baker

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Aus einer Wurzel zart.
Wie uns die Alten sungen,
Aus Jesse kam die Art
Und hat ein Blümlein bracht,
Mitten im kalten Winter,
Wohl zu der halben Nacht.

Das Röslein das ich meine,
Davon Jesaias sagt:
Maria ist's, die Reine,
Die uns das Blümlein bracht:
Aus Gottes ewigem Rat
Hat sie ein Kindlein g'boren
Bleibend ein reine Magd.



29 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Have a wonderful Christmas, with many thanks for a year of beautiful posts from my favourite spot on the planet!

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  3. What a beautiful Christmas rose, Merisi ... may your Christmas be as lovely.

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  4. Happy Christmas Merisi!

    Thank you for another year of beautiful Vienna.

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  5. "The rose everblooming"...what a lovely image to hold in the eye and heart for Christmas.

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  6. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, Merisi. :)

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  7. A beauty for Christmas. Happy Holidays.

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  8. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
    Aus einer Wurzel zart.

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  9. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas, Merisi!

    Catherine xx

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  10. Thank you,
    and a Merry Christmas to you all!

    Thank you, Maalie!
    I was thinking of this beautiful old Christmas song when I spotted the rose today at noon. It felt quite special, this rose has weathered snow and ice.

    Happy Holidays!

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  11. Dear Merisi,
    best wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season.

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  12. Merry Christmas Merisi!

    Love,
    M

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  13. Merry Christmas, Merisi!

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  14. Simply magical!!! Merry Christmas, dearest Merisi! Love you~Janine XO

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  15. Thank you for sharing the words of this beautiful carol. We don't hear this one enough on my side of the world....I'm going to to search for an aural version of it.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family in beautiful Vienna, and very best wishes for the New Year.

    Sara

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  16. Ah! I clicked on the words..you have already provided the sound! Thank you.

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  17. Lovely!
    Have a delightful Christmas!
    Marilyn

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  18. Merry Christmas Mersi!

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  19. ...und des Leben's Dornen fangen an Rosen zu tragen.

    Ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest.

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  20. Oh, how I've missed my daily visit to your lovely city! But now that our power (out since last Friday) is restored, I'm enjoying all your lovely images from the past week. The Queen of the Night is a favorite of mine.

    Happiest of holidays, Merisi! And many, many thanks for providing the impetus it took for me to 'move up' to the Nikon SLR! I never pick up that camera without thinking how much I like it -- and all thanks to you!

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  21. Thanks for the reminder of this lovely old song. Merry Christmas, Merisi!

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  22. Merry Cristmas, Merisi!
    I wish you very happy christmas days, some comfortable holidays and a new year with all the best health!
    Have again many such interesting and adorable ideas and creations for your blog!
    Christmas Greetings & :-)

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  23. Oh you have such an eye for beauty!
    LL

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  24. Very beautiful image of the Christmas rose!

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  25. Maria Anna Happy New Year!
    Thank you for all the dear Vienna Beauty, and much more that you give us!

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