The Army and Navy Hymnal/Catholic/Holy Patron! Thee Saluting

Holy Patron! Thee Saluting 22
* * * Rev. P. J. Nicholas

1.Holy Patron! thee slauting here we meet with hearts sincere;
Blest Saint Joseph, all uniting, Call on thee to hear our prayer.
Happy Saint, in bliss adoring, Jesus, Saviour of mankind,
Hear thy children the imploring, May we thy protection find.
2.Worldly dangers for them fearing, Youthful hearts to thee we bring;
Guide in virture persevering, Vice may ne'er thier bos-om sting.
Happy Saint, in bliss adoring &c.
3.Thou who faithfully attended, Him, whom heaven and earth adore
Who with pious care defended Mary Vrigin ever pure.
Happy Saint, in bliss adoring &c.
4.May our fervent prayers ascending, Move thee for our souls to plead;
And thy smile of peace descending, Benedictions on us shed.
Happy Saint, in bliss adoring &c.
5.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.
Happy Saint, in bliss adoring &c.