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Divine mirth

(29) Divine mirth

DIVINE MIRTH.

Salutation of the Virgin Mary.

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Moſes-In the Bull-
Ruſties.

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Moſes bringing
water out of the
Rock

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Jonah.

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David with the
Head of Goliah.

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Chriſt riding into
Jeruſalem.

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Offering of the Wife Men.

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Healing the ſick.

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Chriſt before the
Jews.

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Chriſt ſtript of his
Garment.

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Chriſt mocked by
the Jews.

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The Cruciſixion.

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           RAROLI.

GOD reſt you merry gentlemen,
Let nothing you diſmay,
Remember Chriſt our Saviour,
Was born on Chriſtmas day.
To ſave poor ſouls from Satan's power
Which had long time gone aſtray
And it is tidings of comfort and joy,
From God that is our Father,
The bleſſed angels came.
Unto ſome certain ſhepherds,
With tidings of the fame,
That there was born in Bethlehem,
The ſon of God by name,
And it is tidings of comfort and joy,
Go fear not ſaid God's angels,
Let nothing you affright.
For there is born in Bethlehem,
Of a poor virgin bright,
One able to advance you.
And throw down Satan quite,
And it is tidings of comfort and joy.
The Shepherds of thoſe tidings,
Rejoiced much in mind,
ſind left their flooks a feeding,
In tempeſtuous ſtorms of winds,
And ſtraight they came to Bethlehem,
The ſon of God to fied,
And it is tidings of comfort and joy,
Now when they came to Bethlehem,
Where our ſweet Saviour lay,
They found him in a manger,
Where oxen fed on hay,
The bleſſed virgin kneeling down,
into the Lord did pray,
And it is tidings of comfort and joy.
With ſudden joy and gladneſs,
The Shepherds were beguil'd;
To fee the babe of lſrael.
Before his mother mild,
Oh then with joy and cheerfullneſs,
Rejoice each mother's child,
And it is tidings of comfort and joy.
Now to the Lord ſiag praiſes,
All you within this place,
Like we true loving brethren,
Each other to embrace,
For the merry time of Chiſtmas,
Is drawing on apace,
And it is tidings of comfort and joy.
God bleſs the ruler of this houſe,
ſend him long to reign,
And many a merry Chriſtmas,
May he live to fee again,
Among his friends and kindred,
That live both far and near,
And God ſend you a happy new year.

           C A R O L. II.

THE Moon ſhines bright,
And the ſtars gave a light,
A little before 'twas day,
And bids us awake and pray.
Awake, awake, good people all.
Awake, and you ſhall hear,
Our Lord our God died on the croft,
For them who he lov'd ſo dear,
O fair oh ! fair Jeruſalem,
When, ſhall I come to thee ?
When all my grief is at an end.
Thy joys that we may ſee.
The fields are green as green can be,
When from his glorious feat,
Our Lord our God he watered us,
With his heavenly good and ſweet,
And for the ſaving of our ſouls,
Chriſt died on the croſs,
We never ſhall do ſo for Jeſus Chriſt,
As he has done for us,
The life of a loan is but a ſpan,
And cut down in his flower,
We're here to day & gone to-morrow
We are all dead in an hour,
O teach well your children and men,
The while that you are here.
It will be better for your ſouls,
When your corpſe lies on the bier.
To day you may be alive dear man,
With many a thouſand pound,
To-morrow you may be a dead man,
And your corpſe laid under ground,
With a turf at your head dear mart,
And another at your feet,
Your good deeds and your bad ones,
Then will all together meet,
My ſong is done and I muſt be gone,
I can ſtay no longer here. .
God bleſs you all both great and ſmail
And God ſend you a jovial new year.

           C A R O L. III.

THE firſt good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of one,
To ſee her own ſon Jeſus,
To ſuck at her breaſt bone,
To ſuck at her breaſt bone,
Good man and bleſſed may he be,
Roth Fattier Son and Holy Ghoſt,
And Chriſt to Eternity.

The next good joy our, Mary had,
It was the joy of two ,
To fee her own ſon Jesus,
To make the lame the go,
To make the lame to go,
Good man and bleſſed may he be.
Both Father Son and Holy Ghoſt,
And Chriſt to Eternity.
The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of three,
To ſee her own ſon Jeſus,
To make the blind to he,
To make the blind to ſee,
Good man, and bleſſed may he be,
Both Father Son and Holy Ghoſt,
And Chriſt to Eternity.

The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of ſour,
To fro her own ſon Jeſus,
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
And Chriſt to Eternity.
It was the joy of five'
To lee her own ſon Jeſus,
To riſe the dead to Life,
To riſe the dead to Life,
Good man, and bleſſed may he be,
Moth father Son and Holy Ghoſt,
And Chriſt to Eternity,

The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of ſix,
To ſee her own ſon Jesus.
To wear the Crucifix,
To wear the Crucifix,
Good man, and bleſſed may he be,
Both Father Son and Holy Ghoſt,
And Chriſt to Eternity.

The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of ſeven,
To ſee her own ſon Jeſus,
To wear the crown of Heaven,
To wear the crown of Heaven,
Good man, and bluffed may he be,
Both Father Son and Holy Ghoſt,
And Chriſt to Eternity.

           CAROL. IV.

WHEN joſeph was an old man
             and an old man was he,
And he married Mary, Queen of Ga-
             lilee,                            (got,
When Joſeph he had his couſin Mary
Mary proved big with child, by whom
             Joſeph knew not,
As Joſeph and Mary walk'd through
             the garden gay.
Where the cherries' they grew upon
             every tree,
Then beſpoke Mary, with words both
             meek and mild,
Gather me ſome cherries Joſeph they
             run ſo in my mind,
Gather me ſome cherries for I am with
             child,
Then beſpoke Joſeph with words moſt
             unkind,
Let them gather thee cherries that got
             thee with child.
Then beſpoke Jeſus all in his mothers
             womb,
Go to the tree Mary and it flail bow
             down,
And the higheſt branch ſhall bow
             down to Mary's knee.
And ſhe ſhall gather cherries by one,
             two, and three,
Now you nay ſee Joſeph, theſe cher-
             ries are for me
As Joſeph was a walking he heard, an
             angel ſing,
This night ſhall be born our
He neither ſhall be clothed in purple
             nor in pall.
But an inſine linen as were babes all.
He never did require white, wine and.
             bread,
But with ſpring water with which we
             were chriſtened,
He ſhall neither be rock'd in ſilver nor
             gold,
But in a wooden crad1e that rocks on
             the mould.
Then Mary rock her young ſon, and
             ſat him on her knee,
Come tell me my dear child, how this
             world ſhall be?
This world ſhall he like the ſtones in
             the ſteet,
For the far. aſid the moon shall bow
             down to thy feet.

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