Christmas Carols, Ancient And Modern

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Then answered Mary meek and mild: I know no Father unto my Child But the Holy Ghost, and I undefined, That hath done this, my dearest dear.
But Joseph thinking her most unjust, Yielding her body to unlawful lust, Out of his house he thought for to thrust His own true love, his dearest dear.
But whilst in heart he thought the same, The Angel Gabriel to him came, As he lay sleeping on a frame, Still dreaming on his dearest dear.
Who said, Fear not to take to thee Thy true and faithful wife Mary ; Most true and faithful is she to thee, Then turn not away thy dearest dear.
When Joseph arose from his sleep so soun His love to Mary did more abound, He would not for ten thousand pound Forsake his love and dearest dear.
They lived both in joy and bliss, But now a strict commandment is, In Jury land no man should miss To go along with his dearest dear,

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