Who Sang The Seven Rejoices of Mary? Loreena McKennitt

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Credits
release date: 2008-10-17
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic
length: 4:35
lead vocals: Loreena McKennitt
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
violin: Hugh Marsh
viola: Donald Quan
cello: Caroline Lavelle
acoustic bass guitar & electric bass guitar: Simon Edwards
Irish bouzouki: Brian Hughes
harp & accordion: Loreena McKennitt
recording engineer: Stuart Bruce
mixer: Stuart Bruce
additional engineer: Robin Baynton, Greg Freeman and Adam Daniels
laouto: Στρατής Ψαραδέλλης
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
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 joy 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.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Holly & The Ivy
  • 2 Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle
  • 3 The Seven Rejoices of Mary
  • 4 Noël Nouvelet !
  • 5 Good King Wenceslas
  • 6 Coventry Carol
  • 7 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Abdelli version)
  • 8 Snow
  • 9 Breton Carol
  • 10 Seeds of Love
  • 11 Gloucestershire Wassail
  • 12 Emmanuel
  • 13 In the Bleak Midwinter