Hymn for Lent (Day 31): By the Creator, Joseph was appointed

Today being the feast of St. Joseph, I thought it meet and right to feature a Joseph hymn. No video today, alas.

By the Creator, Joseph was appointed
spouse of the Virgin, guardian of the Incarnate;
he by his caring ministered to Jesus,
source of salvation.

Christ in whose presence hosts of hell must tremble,
Ruler of all things, Lord of earth and heaven,
Monarch of monarchs, to his earthly father
freely was subject.

To God eternal be all praise and glory,
who to Saint Joseph gave supernal honor,
grant that we also may like him be faithful
in our obedience.

Words: Hieronimo Casanate

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