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Christmas Carols, New and Old012
The First Good Joy That Mary HadTraditional Carol

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
012The Seven Joys of MaryTraditional Carol8.6.8.6.8. with Refrain

1The first good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of one;
To see the blessèd Jesus Christ
When He was first her Son.
When He was first her Son, Good Lord;
And happy may we be,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
To all eternity.
2The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of two;
To see her own Son Jesus Christ
Making the lame to go.
Making the lame to go, Good Lord;
3The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of three;
To see her own son Jesus Christ
Making the blind to see.
Making the blind to see, Good Lord;
4The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of four;
To see her own son Jesus Christ
Reading the Bible o’er.
Reading the Bible o’er, Good Lord;
5The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of five;
To see her own son Jesus Christ
Raising the dead to life.
Raising the dead to life, Good Lord;
6The 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 Lord;
7The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of seven;
To see her own son Jesus Christ
Ascending into Heaven.
Ascending into Heaven, Good Lord;

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