The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joseph Dearest Joseph Mild

Version 3

Additional Versions:
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine -1
Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine - 2
Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine - 4

Words: Traditional German, Josef, Lieber Josef Mein
Originally sung as a lullaby by the Virgin Mary in 16th Century mystery plays in Leipzig, Germany.

Music: "Resonet in Laudibus" (Let Our Praises Resound), 14th Century German carol;
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

1. Joseph dearest, Joseph mild,
Help me rock my little Child.
God will give you your reward in heav'n above,
The Son of Virgin Mary.

2. Gladly, dearest, Mary mine,
I will rock your Kindelein.
God will give me my reward in heav'n above,
The Child of Virgin Mary.

3. Luria, lulla, lullaby,
(Hum music for this line)
Lulla, lulla, lullaby (Hum music to end of line)
The Son of Virgin Mary.

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