|Holy Patron! Thee Saluting||22|
|* * *||Rev. P. J. Nicholas|
Holy Patron! thee slauting here we meet with hearts sincere;
Blest Saint Joseph, all uniting, Call on thee to hear our prayer.
Worldly dangers for them fearing, Youthful hearts to thee we bring;
Guide in virture persevering, Vice may ne'er thier bos-om sting.
Thou who faithfully attended, Him, whom heaven and earth adore
Who with pious care defended Mary Vrigin ever pure.
May our fervent prayers ascending, Move thee for our souls to plead;
And thy smile of peace descending, Benedictions on us shed.
Thro' this lise, O Watch around us, Fill with love our every breath,
And when parting fear surrounds us, Guide us through the toils of death.
Copyright, 1918, by P. J. Kennedy & Sons. Used by permission