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Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

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Joseph Dearest

16th century German

  1. "Joseph dearest, Joseph mine,
    Help me cradle the child divine;
    God reward thee and all that's thine
    In paradise," so prays the mother Mary.
    He came among us at Christmastide,
    At Christmastide, 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, dear one, lady mine,
    Help I cradle this child of thine;
    God's own light on us both shall shine
    In paradise, as prays the mother Mary."