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Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

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Music & text: Traditional German carol

  1. 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!
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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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