I sang the Rutter arrangement of this carol when I was with The Master Singers of Westchester. I love the middle English lyrics.
Perhaps we'll sing this on our 4th Sunday Advent Sing (click here to RSVP)
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Of a rose, a lovely rose, Of a rose is al myn song.
Lestenyt, lordynges, bothe elde and ³ynge, How this rose began to sprynge ; Swych a rose to myn lykynge In al this word ne knowe I non.