Gentle Joseph, Joseph dear

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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.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #105

Paraphraser: Carol Birkland

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Text Information

First Line: Gentle Joseph, Joseph dear
Paraphraser: Carol Birkland (1993)
Source: German carol, 15th century
Language: English
Copyright: © 1995 The Pilgrim Press


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