View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Another St. Joseph poem

St. Joseph, Protector
By E. Merryweather

Protector of the Church world-wide,
Christ's holy Spouse, His mystic Bride,
That issued from His piercèd side.

Protector of the Mother-Maid,
To whom thy holy vows were paid,
Within whose arms was Jesus laid.

Protector of the Child Divine—
Oh, with what radiance they shine,
That glory and that joy of thine!

Be thou, St. Joseph, by our side
When perils in our lives betide,--
Protector, guardian, loving guide!

Take us, dear Saint, beneath thy care;
Make us thy wondrous virtues share;
Teach us thy hidden life of prayer.

The Ave Maria, March 6, 1915.


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