Dear Saint Joseph, Jesus called thee
Father when on earth He dwelt;
With His infant arms twined round thee
Thou His loving kiss hast felt
So, we too, would Father call thee
Show us then a father’s care,
And beneath thy strong protection
Keep us safe from sinful snare.
Think how once the God-child, Jesus,
On thy tender bosom lay,
And for His dear sake, Saint Joseph,
Take us to thy heart today.