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105. Gentle Joseph, Joseph Dear

1 "Gentle Joseph, Joseph dear,
stay with me, for the baby's near;
God will surely your goodness hear,
as you will love this new-born child," says Mary.

2 "Gladly Mary, Mary mine,
I will cradle the child divine;
Here will heaven and earth combine,
for you will bear God's child, O dearest Mary."

3 "Peace to all and God's good-will,"
heaven and earth with this song will fill;
Soon will God, in the evening still,
be born in Bethlehem, the child of Mary.

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Joseph, Joseph dear
Title: Gentle Joseph, Joseph Dear
Paraphraser: Carol Birkland (1993)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Advent; Biblical Names; Jesus Christ: Advent (1 more...)
Source: German carol, 15th century
Copyright: © 1995 The Pilgrim Press
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major
Source: German carol, 15th century; The New Century Hymnal, 1993, Harm.
Copyright: Harmonization © 1995 The Pilgrim Press

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