Saint Joseph Was a Just Man

Saint Joseph was a just man,
A man of upright life;
Our Lord’s kind foster father
Took Mary as his wife.
He knew the pain of exile
In far Egyptian land.
Obedient, kind and faithful
He followed God’s command.

As head of God’s own family,
Saint Joseph is renowned;
He searched the ancient city,
Until his child was found.
All honor to Saint Joseph,
Whose merits we acclaim!
God bless each home and family
In good Saint Joseph’s name.

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