From the Golden Bough recording,
Christmas in a Celtic Land,
recorded by John Altman at Sac Trax Studios
in Sacramento, CA and first released
on the Golden Bough Music label in 1996.

Dear Joseph
1996 - 2004 by Paul Espinoza,
Forest Moon Music, BMI, all rights reserved

- 1 -
Dear Joseph, rest a while by my side,
whisper the words that the angel spoke,
take my hand, be my guide.

- 2 -
Dear Joseph, you have always been strong,
bending to help me to make my way,
come now, it won't be long. 

 - Bridge 1 -
Our son will guide our every step
and lead us into love,
A blessing carry I, unharmed, with your love keeping us warm.

- 3-
Dear Joseph, some may call me blessed,
a woman am I, but I can't deny,
that at times I'm afraid. 

- 4 -
Dear Joseph, put your hand into mine,
the hour draws near for a miracle,
you have always been kind.

 - Bridge 2 -
Your quiet strength dispels my fears, as no rest do you ask,

So patiently you care for us,
our well being your only task.

- 5 -
Dear Joseph, our road reaches the end,
please be my comfort in this lonely place,
feel my joy through my pain.

- 6 -
Dear Joseph, rest awhile by my side,
 whisper the words that the angel spoke,
take my hand, be my guide.


1998 - 2004

by Golden Bough, Inc.