Friday, January 21, 2011

Dear Saint Joseph, Pure and Gentle

Dear St. Joseph, pure and gentle,
Guardian of the Saviour child,
Treading with the virgin mother,
Egypt's deserts rough and wild.

Hail, St. Joseph, spouse of Mary,
Blessed above all saints on high,
When the death shades round us gather,
Teach, oh, teach us how to die.

He who rested on thy bosom
Is by countless saints adored;
Prostrate angels in His presence
Sing hosannas to their Lord.

Hail, St. Joseph, ...

Now to thee no gift refusing,
Jesus stoops to hear thy prayer;
Then, dear saint, from thy fair dwelling,
Give to us a father's care.

Hail, St. Joseph, ...

 Dear St. Joseph, kind and loving,
Stretch to us a helping hand;
Guide us through life's toils and sorrows,
Safely to the distant land.

Hail, St. Joseph, ...


AnneElizabeth65 said...

What an Outstanding blog page/site...Thank you Grateful Heart..I just pinned this to my homepage tags
and pray this page every morning..may
God and our Holy
family and Angels Bless You Always..and all who are inyoour heart! Thank You!! Bev

one grateful heart said...

Thank you, Bev, for your kind words.