Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming –
All Through The Night





The Princeton Singers
Steven Sametz, director

Steven Sametz Publications

Program Notes

The Welsh Carol, All Through The Night is counterpointed with Praetorius’ 16th -century hymn to the night of the nativity.


Sleep my child and peace attend thee
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping,
I my loved ones’ watch am keeping
All through the the night.

While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night
While the weary world is sleeping,
All through the night

O’er thy spirit gently stealing
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and  holy feeling
All through the the night.

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 flowret bright amid the cold of winter
when half-spent was the night.

Isaiah was 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 for us a Saviour
when half-spent was the night.