Hail, Holy Joseph

Hail, holy Joseph, Hail,
Chaste Spouse of Mary, Hail!
Pure as the lily flower
In Eden’s peaceful vale.
Hail, holy Joseph, hail,
Prince of the house of God.
May His best graces be
By thy sweet hands bestowed.

Hail, holy Joseph, hail,
Comrade of angels, hail!
Cheer thou the hearts that faint,
And guide the steps that fail.
Hail, holy Joseph, hail!
God’s choice were thou alone.
To thee the Word made flesh
Was subject as a son.

Notes

Text by Frederick W. Faber. Copyright ©1994 Basilian Press, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2.