A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Monday, October 22, 2007
  THERE IS NO ROSE OF SWYCH VERTU
Late Medieval
Modern English

There is no rose of swych vertu
As is the rose that bare Jhesù
Alleluya

For in this rose conteyned was
Heven and erthe in lytle space
Res miranda

There is no rose of swych vertu
As is the rose that bare Jhesù
Alleluya

Be that rose we my weel see
That he is God in persones three
Pari forma

There is no rose of swych vertu
As is the rose that bare Jhesù
Alleluya

There is no rose of such excellence
As is the rose that bore Jesus
Alleluya

For in this rose, heaven and earth
Were contained in a small space
A thing to be wondered at

There is no rose of such excellence
As is the rose that bore Jesus
Alleluya

By that rose, we may well see
That he is God in persons three
In one substance

There is no rose of such excellence
As is the rose that bore Jesus
Alleluya




C Am G / Dm F C / Dm F G C
D Bm A / Em G D / Em G A D
G Em D / Am C G / Am C D G

* Res miranda is translated as "Wonderful thing."
* Pares forma is translated as "Equal in form."
* Gloria in excelsis deo is translated as "Glory on high to God."
* Gaudeamus is translated as "Let us rejoice."
* Transeamus is translated as "Let us follow."

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