Once again the music is by the Boston Camerata from their album A Renaissance Christmas and is the beautiful German carol Es ist ein Ros'enstsprungen by Michael Praetorius using the original harmonization.
A rose has sprung up, from a tender root.
As the ancients sang to us, its lineage was from Jesse.
And it has brought forth a blossom in the middle of the cold winter at the stroke of midnight.
The rosebud that I mean, foretold by Isaiah,
is Mary, the pure, who brought us this blossom.
At God’s immortal word, she has borne a child
who makes us blessed.
(This small bloom, that smells so sweet to us
with its clear light dispels the darkness.
Truely man and truer God!
He helps us from all trouble and saves us from sin and death.)
24 decembre - San Giacobbe