German Advent Calendar Day 15

Joseph, lieber Joseph mein

‘Joseph, lieber Joseph mein’ (Joseph, dearest Joseph mine) is a 14th century German Christmas Carol, printed for the first time in 1544.

Joseph, lieber Joseph mein,
Hilf mir wiegen  mein Kindelein!
Gott, der wird dein Lohner sein
Im Himmelreich der Jungfrau Sohn Maria.

Gerne, liebe Maria mein
Helf ich dir wiegen dein Kindelein!
Gott, der wird mein Lohner sein
Im Himmelreich der Jungfrau Sohn Maria.

Süßer Jesus auserkor’n,
Weißt wohl, dass wir war’n verlor’n.
Still uns deines Vaters Zorn,
Dich hat gebor’n die reine Magd Maria.

I could not find a video on Youtube with all three verses, so on the video below you’ll hear the first verse plus:

Eia Eia
Sause, liebes Kindelein!

Virgo deum genuit quem divina voluit clementia.
(Gott ist von der Jungfrau geboren, wie es die himmlische Gnade wollte)

Edit: I also found this more modern version, which I enjoyed very much:

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