A tender shoot (Otto Goldschmidt)
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2005-12-30). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 30 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
A tender shoot has started up from a root of grace,
as ancient seers imparted from Jesse's holy race:
It blooms without a blight, blooms in the cold bleak winter,
turning our darkness into light.
This shoot Isaiah taught us, from Jesse's root should spring;
The Virgin Mary brought us the branch of which we sing;
Our God of endless might gave her this child to save us,
Thus turning darkness into light.