Joseph dearest, Joseph mine,
help me cradle the child divine;
God reward thee and all that’s tine in paradise,
so prays the mother Mary.
He came among us at Christmas time,
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.
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.