Joseph's young bride (John Earwaker)
- Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2007-12-20). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 49 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Joseph's Young Bride
Composer: John Earwaker
Lyricist: John Earwaker, 2003
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Carol
Instruments: (optional) organ or piano
First published: 2003
Original text and translations
Now Mary was soon to be Joseph's young bride.
But one day came Gabriel close to her side:
"No need to be frightened at what God has done;
God loves you; your baby's God's own special Son."
"Unwed and with child? What a scandal! What shame!
And who is the father? Come tell us his name!"
"A visiting stranger stayed with you till dawn?
And where is he now that the child will be born?"
"I know he's an angel; he gave me great joy.
He says I'm to mother a wonderful boy!
What shame and what scandal? It's good news I share,
For yes, I can tell you whose baby I bear."
"His name is 'the Father' from hea-ven a-bove,
And known to me now as my own Lord of Love."
Sing praises to God, Lord of Heaven and Earth,
Who's there over shadowing ev'ry new birth.