John Speller's Web Pages Saint Joseph, Meek and Mild

John Speller's Web Pages - English Christmas Carols
Saint Joseph, Meek and Mild
A fourth-century hymn suitable for Christmas though dating from before the time when Christmas was actually celebrated as a Christian festival by Saint Ephrem the Syrian, a Deacon in Edessa. The hymn was set by George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934) to an old English tune harmonized by Edmund W. Goldsmith (1860-1934).

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