Saturday, March 19, 2005
He Grew to Boyhood in his Stepfather's Carpentry Shop
On St. Patrick's Day we received a request via the comments section to remember St. Joseph's Day. But,
unless Guinness is planning some late promotions around St. Joseph's Day
like they did with their St. Patrick's
Day commercial, I
doubt you'll hear a peep out
of the Chain Gang about it.
But, I thought it was a good request, so I thought I'd post something for St. Joseph today.
From the Roman
Breviary, a hymn for the day:
Joseph, the praise and glory of the
Sure pledge of life, and safety of the
As in our joy we sing to thee, in
List to our praises.
Thou by the world's Creator wert appointed
Spouse of the Virgin: thee he willed to honour
Naming thee father of the Word and guardian
Of our salvation.
When the Redeemer, whom the Prophets' chorus
Long had predicted, lay within the manger,
Glad was thy spirit, whilst in adoration
Lowly thou kneeledst.
God, King of kings, and Governor of the ages,
He at whose word the powers of hell do tremble,
He whom the adoring heavens ever worship
Called thee protéctor.
Praise to the Triune Godhead everlasting,
Who with such honour mightily hath blessed thee;
O may he grant us at thy blest petition
Joys everlasting. Amen.
It is a bit more subdued day, but important nontheless. Thanks to Alfa for pointing it out. We'll see
what happens around here on St. Andrew's