Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

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Joseph dearest, Joseph mine, Help me cradle the Child divine

Translator: Neville S. Talbot
Published in 12 hymnals

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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 Christmastime,
at Christmastime, in Bethlehem;
let us 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. [Refrain]

3 All shall come and bow the knee;
wise and happy their souls shall be,
loving such a divinity,
as all may see
in Jesus, Son of Mary. [Refrain]

Source: Sing the Faith #2099

Translator: Neville S. Talbot

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Text Information

First Line: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine, Help me cradle the Child divine
Title: Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
Translator: Neville S. Talbot
Meter: with refrain
Source: German trad.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He came among us at Christmas



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