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Vernon Hoyle Hymn To Saint Joseph

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB and Organ. A Vespers Hymn for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. (March 19th.) Also for an Advent Lessons and Carols or Christmas Lessons and Carols — and the story is read in Advent and at Christmas in Year A. Unmetered, but a wonderfully haunting tune in the English Church Music style.

O Joseph, heavenly hosts thy worthiness proclaim,
And Christendom conspires to celebrate thy fame,
Thou who in purest bonds wert to the Virgin bound;
How glorious is thy name renowned.

Thou, when thou didst behold thy Spouse about to bear,
Wert sore oppressed with doubt, wert filled with wondering care;
At length the Angel's word thy anxious heart relieved:
She by the spirit hath conceived.

Thou with thy newborn Lord didst seek far Egypt's land,
As wandering pilgrims ye fled o'er the desert sand;
That Lord, when lost, by thee is in the Temple found,
While tears are shed, and joys abound.

O Holy Trinity, Thy suppliant servants spare;
Grant us to rise to heaven for Joseph's sake and prayer,
And so our grateful hearts to Thee shall ever raise
Exulting canticles of praise. Amen

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Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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