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Song of St. Joseph

Words and Music by Dan Rutledge

Dedicated to the Most Reverend John Michael Sherlock

Hear 'Song of St. Joseph'

Verse 1
I am Joseph of the House of David,
Wanting only for a simple life,
The angel of the Lord said take this woman,
Give her comfort, make her your wife.
And trust in God.

When the star was shining like a wonder.
I was frantic for a place to stay
Mary smiled, and held our child.
He is strong, He will be OK.
So trust in God.

Chorus
I am a carpenter, my hands are one with wood.
I have a voice in heaven.
I will take your pray'r to the Lord,
Shape it to please him,
Like the wood.

Verse 2
Once I had to run back to the temple,
He was with the elders all the time,
Said he was about his Father's business
He could wait 'til the appointed time,
And trust in God.

When the star was shining like a wonder.
I was frantic for a place to stay
Mary smiled, and held our child.
He is strong, He will be OK.
So trust in God.

Chorus
I am a carpenter, my hands are one with wood.
I have a voice in heaven.
I will take your pray'r to the Lord,
Shape it to please him,
Like the wood.

Verse 3 Now I spend my time with God in heaven,
Praise and glory God is good to me.
You an come through me or pray directly,
He is waiting so patiently,
So trust in God.

Final Chorus
He is the carpenter. We are the wood.
He is the voice of heaven.
He will hear your prayer for He is the Lord
Shape it to please him,
Like the wood.
Shape it to please him, like the wood.
Shape it to please him, like the wood.

Song of St. Joseph: Words and music © 2000-2002 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada

Digital photo journal by Marianne. Web Presentation by Dan.

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