The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine

Version 4

Additional Versions:
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine - 1
Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine - 2
Joseph Dearest Joseph Mild - 3

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 reward both thee and thine.
In Bethlehem
So prays the mother Mary.

Eia, eia, eia.

2. He came down at Christmastide
(Little Lord, with us abide.)
Safe you'll be both day and night.
In Bethlehem,
So prays the mother Mary.

Slumber, Slumber, Slumber.

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