The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joseph, O Dear Joseph Mine

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, O dear Joseph mine,
Help me rock the Child divine,
God reward both thee and thine,
In paradise, So prays the mother,

Refrain
Mary, Eia, Eia, Eia.
He came down at Christmas time,
In the town of Bethlehem, in Bethlehem.
Bringing to men far and wide,
Love's diadem, Eia, Eia, Lullaby .

2. I will gladly, lady mine,
Help thee rock the Child divine,
God's pure light on thee will shine,
In paradise, So prays the mother,