Tuesday, December 23, 2008

THE SEVEN REJOICES OF MARY


The first good joy that Mary had
It was the joy of one.
The first rejoice that Mary had
Was to see her new born son.

To see her new born son good man,
And blessed may he be.
Sing Father, Son And Holy Ghost,
To all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary Had,
It was the joy of two.
To see her son Jesus,
Make the lame to go.

The next rejoice that Mary had,
It was the joy of three.
To see her own son Jesus,
To make the blind to see.

To make the blind to see good man,
And blessed may he be.
Sing Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
To all eternity.

The next good joy Our Lady had,
It was the joy of four.
It was the rejoice of her dear son,
When he read the bible o'er.

The next good day that Mary had,
It was the joy of five.
To see her own son Jesus,
To make the dead alive.

To make the dead alive good man,
And blessed may he be.
Sing Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
To all eternity.

The next rejoice Our Lady had,
It was the rejoice of six.
To see her own son Jesus,
To bear the crucifix.

The next good joy that 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 blessed may he be.
Sing Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
To all eternity.

And glory may he be,
And blessed now be she.
And those who sing the seven long verses,
In honour of Our Lady.

The Seven Rejoices of Mary : Loreena McKennitt from the album "A Mid Winter Night's Dream" Music and Lyric: Traditional arranged by Loreena McKennitt

8 comments:

K9 said...

this is very nice but what i love is the painting on the loreena album below. that badger! is great. fox too..the white weasel...lovely magic realism.

puerileuwaite said...

This is just my opinion, but Mary ought to pace herself. As her therapist, for instance, I would restrict her to one rejoice per month. Then in August I'd put her on meds.

foam said...

i don't know ..
but i'm pretty sure mary wasn't rejoicing during 6 ..
i know i wouldn't be.

dianne said...

My dear K9 I just knew you would like the CD cover on the new album, actually I thought of your art when I first sighted it. The animals are wonderful aren't they and yes it is magical. ♥

I have put a link below for you, I think you will like it as it shows more detail. ♥

http://www.quinlanroad.com/homepage/index.asp?LangType=1033

dianne said...

Why Puggles my sweet, do you think Mary is becoming overwrought? ♥

Maybe she should have been given some meds.

You know this wasn't quite the reception I was expecting when I posted this beautiful carol. I thought the melody was lovely. ♥

dianne said...

No my dearest Foamie I wouldn't be rejoicing either but then again my 'religion' comes from helping people each day and being the best person I can be, I dont attend church often. ♥

I guess to someone who is a devout christian and a true believer, the fact that Jesus gave his life for our sins and was given that honour of being the King of Heaven would make Mary very sad but I guess very proud as well. ♥♥

Little Lamb said...

This is very pretty.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lil Lambie , I'm so pleased you liked it, I think it is a lovely Christmas carol. ♥♥