Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
Music & text: Traditional German carol
- Joseph, dearest Joseph mine, Help me cradle the Child divine;
God reward thee and all that’s thine, In heav’n above, so prays the mother Mary.
Chorus: He came among us at Christmas time, At Christmas time, in Bethlehem;
Men shall bring him from far and wide, Love’s diadem;
Jesus, Jesus; Lo, he comes, and loves, and saves, and frees us!
- Gladly dearest Mary mine, I will rock this Child of thine;
God’s own light on us both shall shine, In heav’n above, as prays the mother Mary. (Chorus)
- Peace to all that have goodwill! God, who heaven and earth doth fill,
Comes to turn us away from ill, As all may see In Jesus, Son of Mary. (Chorus)
- All shall come and bow the knee, Wise and happy their souls shall be;
Loving such a divinity, as all may see In Jesus, Son of Mary. (Chorus)
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