“There Is No Rose”

John Joubert (1954)
Chapel Choir

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu;
For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
Res miranda. (a wonderful thing)

By that rose we may well see
There be one God in persons three,
Pares forma. (of the same form)
Then leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth;
Transeamus. (let us go)

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