Skip to comments.TWO NEW HYMNS TO ST. JOSEPH (by Mrs Don-o)
Posted on 03/19/2019 4:46:31 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
Hymn to St. Joseph
Tune of: "Be Thou My Vision"
Blessed Saint Joseph, how great was your worth,
You provided your strength for God's Son upon earth,
The guardian of Jesus! Ah, then you will be,
As spouse of Our Lady, a father to me.
You to your family were father and guide,
Jesus and Mary felt safe at your side;
Blessed Saint Joseph, how safe I would be,
O Church's protector, if you were with me.
Provider for Mary, and support of her Child
Lifes ways can be weary, the desert is wild;
Wilderness around us, no safety in view,
Dear spouse of our Lady, we lean upon you.
Dear St. Joseph
Tune of: "As a Fire is Meant for Burning"
Dear St. Joseph, strong and gentle,
Guardian of the Savior child,
Trav'ling with the virgin mother,
Egypt's deserts rough and wild.
Honest worker, spouse of Mary,
Blest above all saints on high,
Teach us how to love our families,
How to live, and how to die.
You were carrying on your shoulder
Christ the Lord of heaven and earth.
You were making Him a cradle,
Heaven's King of priceless worth.
Dear St. Joseph, wise and loving,
Give to us a helping hand;
As the head of Mary's household,
Guide the Church to Heaven's land.
Dear St. Joseph, just and holy,
Your Son Jesus honors you.
Guard the Church through toil and danger,
We are Mary's children, too.
You had known a pilgrim's sorrows,
But your day of toil is o'er;
Help us while we journey onward
Lead us to the peaceful shore.
Love you all!
Understanding prayers to God --- Who alone is to be adored! --- and prayers to saints and angels:
Prayer to God can be defined by the word ACTS:
Prayer to Angels and Saints defined by HI
This is great!
Nice. The second one would work with “Come, Thou Fount of Ev’ry Blessing,” too.
(That, and the piety of plagiarism. Ahem, I mean "fair use".)
Lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Very sweet. Thank you for sharing this.
Few things are more useful than a melody in the public domain.
I especially like the second one.
Aside from it being my middle name,
St. Joseph has always been an inspiration to me as a husband and father.
It's so nice for once to see lyrics written in modern times that aren't cheesy. :-)
Really, *really* good.
Robert Robinson (27 September 1735 9 June 1790) was an English Dissenter, influential Baptist... He was also author of the hymns "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" and "Mighty God, while angels bless Thee", the former of which he wrote at age 22 after converting to Methodism....In January 1759, he moved again, to Stone-Yard Baptist Chapel, Cambridge, where he remained the rest of his life, first as Lecturer and then, from 1762, as Pastor.
Robinson pursued a detailed study of the Scriptures and early Christian authors, which soon convinced him of the inefficacy of infant baptism, compared with the baptism of believing adults. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Robinson_(Baptist)
There’s no logical debate. The Bible is clear on adult baptism. I didn’t realize people could argue against that? I suppose if one never reads the Bible or read a manmade one, they could believe anything.
I believe Tax-chick was referring to singing it to the tune, not with the lyrics from the Methodist hymn.
The tune, to which Robinson's lyrics are often set, is an old American folk song of uncertain origin.
Thank you. The perseverance of melodies is an interesting phenomenon.
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