O Joseph, Mighty Patron

O Joseph, mighty patron,
Your love and strength bestow
Upon a pilgrim people
Who are the Church below.
You were the Father’s image,
Great prince of David’s line;
Obtain for us God’s blessing
That we may be his sign.

Great Saint, you cherished Mary,
Who loved and cared for you;
You taught and nurtured Jesus,
Oh teach us to be true,
True to the Church he founded,
Until we form above
A family united
In bonds of lasting love.

Notes

Text by Sr. Marie Michael; copyright 1970, World Library Publications a division of J.S. Paluch Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.