A Collection of Catholic Devotional Hymns To St. Joseph

Compiled by Donald A. Howe 

Fourteen of the most widely used Catholic devotional hymns to St. Joseph from the late 19th and early 20th century periods with melody and choir arrangements. 

More than just a collection of hymns, I include a brief history on the hymn’s writer and composer. 

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Introduction to A Collection of Catholic Devotional Hymns to St. Joseph

I surveyed over 100 Catholic hymnals and I found over eighty hymns to St. Joseph. The survey included both American and English public-domain hymnals like the SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN BOOK, ST. BASIL’S HYMNAL, ST. GREGORY’S HYMNAL and others from the late 19th and early 20th century period. From there, I set out to identify the melodies of these hymns to St. Joseph. The results can be found in the Appendix section at the end of this collection.

Presented here in this collection are fourteen of the most widely used Catholic Devotional hymns to St. Joseph. I included a melody and choir arrangement for each hymn as well as a brief history and reflection. These hymns to St. Joseph were sung by Catholic Choirs, in Catholic Schools and in Catholic homes for devotions. A good method for using these hymns to St. Joseph for devotion at Mass is the following: Before Mass, Beginning of Mass, Offertory, and at the Blessing.

I think today we don’t sing hymns to St. Joseph as often as we should. Hymns are a most effective way for the congregation to learn about our Catholic faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church and so we should sing them more often. The hymns are more than just a melody and words, many of the hymns are prayers. We don’t need to wait for a feast day to occur, be spontaneous and you’ll see what a wonderful relationship develops and the numerous graces that will flow from St. Joseph’s intercession.

Dedication

This collection of devotional hymns to St. Joseph is affectionately dedicated to the Mother of Christ who has been encouraging me to compile these hymns for her Son.

All the hymns to St. Joseph presented in this collection are in the public domain and are from approved Catholic Hymnals.

Hymns to St. Joseph

Table of contents

Hymn No.

 

 

Page

1-4

Dear Guardian of Mary ……………………………………..

4-12

5-7

Dear St. Joseph, Pure and Gentle ………………………

13-19

8-12

Great St. Joseph! Son of David …………………………

20-30

13

Great St. Joseph! Throned in Glory ……………………

31-34

14-19

Hail! Holy Joseph, Hail  ..……………………………….

35-47

20-23

Holy Joseph, Dearest Father ……………………………

48-57

24-27

Holy Patron! Thee Saluting ……………………………

58-66

28-30

Jesus! Let Me Call Thee Son ……………………………

67-73

31-32

Joseph! Our Certain Hope of Life ………………………

74-78

33-34

Joseph, Pure Spouse …………………………………….

79-83

35-38

Salve, Pater Salvatoris ………………………………….

84-92

39-41

Seek Ye The Grace of God ………………………………

93-99

42-43

Te Joseph Celebrent ………………………………………

100-104

44-45

With Tender Love ……………………………………….

105-110

 

 

 

 

Appendix …………………………………………………

112-120