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“And Mary said: ‘My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.’” | Luke 1:46-47

Traditional English Carol
Arr. Philip Moyer

The first good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of one:
To see the blessed Jesus Christ when he was first her son.
When he was first her son, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of two:
To see her own son Jesus Christ to make the lame to go.
To make the lame to go, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of three:
To see her own son Jesus Christ to make the blind to see.
To make the blind to see, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of four:
To see her own son Jesus Christ to read the Bible o’er.
To read the Bible o’er, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of five:
To see her own son Jesus Christ to bring the dead alive.
To bring the dead alive, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of six:
To see her own son Jesus Christ upon the crucifix.
Upon the crucifix, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of sev’n:
To see her own son Jesus Christ to wear the crown of heav’n.
To wear the Crown of heaven, good man: and blessed may he be,
Both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity.


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