The Army and Navy Hymnal/Catholic/With Grateful Hearts

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search

21 With Grateful Hearts
Ancient Tune
1 With grateful hearts we breathe today
We carol forth a little lay To thee, Great saint in heaven above.
O Joseph dear, from thy bright throne, Incline thine ear unto our prayer,
And o'er us all as o'er thine own, Ex,tend thy fond paternal care;
Extend thy fond paternal care
2 More favoured than earth's greatest king, Thou wert the guardian of that Child,
Around whose crib full choirs did sing, With cadenced voices soft and mild.
O Joseph &c.
3 All Hevan's host on that great night, Looke on the child, the Spouse and thee,
And ravished with so fair a sight,Struck loud thier harps with jubilee.
O Joseph &c
4 They sang the praises of thy son, In strains of sweetest melody,
And lowly bowed with awe anon, Before thy Virgin Spouse and thee.
O Joseph &c.