489. Holy Patron, Thee Saluting

1 Holy patron, thee saluting
Here we meet, with hearts sincere;
Blest Saint Joseph, all uniting,
Call on thee to hear our prayer.

Happy saint, in bliss adoring
Jesus, Savior of humankind,
Hear thy children thee imploring,
May we thy protection find.

2 Thou who faithfully attended
Him whom heav'n and earth adore;
Who with pious care defended
Mary, Virgin ever pure.

3 May our fervent pray'rs ascending,
Move thee for our souls to plead;
May thy smile of peace descending,
Benedictions on us shed.

4 Through this life, O watch around us!
Fill with love our ev'ry breath,
And, when parting fear surrounds us,
Guide us through the toils of death.

Text Information
First Line: Holy patron, thee saluting
Title: Holy Patron, Thee Saluting
Refrain First Line: Happy saint, in bliss adoring
Meter: 87 87 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Liturgical Year: St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (March 19)
Source: American, ca. 1843; Anon.
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 87 87 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Christian Lyre, 1830; Arr.: English Hymnal, 1906

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