Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Seven joys of Mary

Here's a song that Great Big Sea sings... A (once) popular Catholic song and it made it's way into their repertoire, along with many other traditional Newfoundland songs. I love the way they sing it, think a mix of barbershop quartet and raucous celtic/East Coast style, lots of life and gusto to it. Something that would definitely appeal to kids today. I found the sheet music here, (just scroll down the page a bit), and it was actually free!! But the words aren't exactly the same on that version.

The first good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of one,
To see her own son Jesus Christ when he was first her son.
When he was first her son, good man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of two,
To see her own son Jesus Christ when he was sent to school.
When he was sent to school, good man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of three,
To see her own son Jesus Christ to make the blind to see.
To make the blind to see, good man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of four,
To see her own son Jesus Christ to read the Bible o'er.
To read the Bible o'er, good man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of five,
To see her own son Jesus Christ to bring the dead alive.
To bring the dead alive, good man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The 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 man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The last good joy that Mary had, it was the joy of seven,
To see her own son Jesus Christ to wear the crown of Heaven.
To wear the crown of Heaven, good man and blessed may he be,
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.
Oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost for all eternity.