A Song of Joseph (Workshop and sawdust and carpenter's tools)

The Holy Family in Joseph's workshop:  Mary is with Jesus and there are two apprentices working beside Joseph.   Chorus: Workshop and sawdust and carpenter's tools, these were the things that he knew.  Honour and gentleness helped him to see, all that God asked him to do. 1  Fear not, the angel told Joseph,   Take Mary home as your wife. Her child is the gift of God’s Spirit, bringing God’s Kingdom and life.  2  Rise up, the angel warned Joseph, Take Mary far from this town.  For Herod has come with his soldiers, striking the innocents down.  3  Come now, the Lord said to Joseph, rest from the task you have done as guardian of Jesus and Mary, working with God’s only Son.
The author and composer of this children's hymn about St Joseph are unknown:  the style and the accents of the children in the located performance suggested that is from the British Isles.

No sources of sheet music have been located.

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Lyrics

Chorus:
Workshop and sawdust and carpenter's tools,
These were the things that he knew.
Honour and gentleness helped him to see,
All that God asked him to do.'

“Fear not,” the angel told Joseph,
“Take Mary home as your wife.
Her child is the gift of God’s Spirit,
Bringing God’s Kingdom and life.”

“Rise up,” the angel warned Joseph,
“Take Mary far from this town.
For Herod has come with his soldiers,
Striking the innocents down.”

“Come now,” the Lord said to Joseph,
“Rest from the task you have done
As guardian of Jesus and Mary,
Working with God’s only Son.”



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