HYMN TO ST. JOSEPH
Holy Joseph, Intercessor
Unto thee God’s children sing;
Be our Patron and Protector,
To God’s throne our praises bring.
Faithful Spouse of faithful Virgin,
Lover of God’s purity;
From thy worthy place in heaven,
Pray that we may faithful be.
Guardian of the Word Incarnate,
Silent guide of God’s own Son;
Guard our hearts and lead us onward
To the life that Christ has won.
Humble man in lofty station,
God has shed His grace on thee;
Pray such grace to us be given,
That we live eternally.
Text: Fr. Christopher G. Phillips, 1991
Music: “Stuttgart” adapted by C. F. Witt, 1715
“I know by experience,” says St. Teresa of Avila, “that the glorious St. Joseph assists us generally in all necessities. I never asked him for anything which he did not obtain for me.”