Te Ioseph Celebrent

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Solemnity of St. Joseph and the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in both Forms.

Te, Ioseph, celebrent agmina cælitum,
Te cuncti resonent christiadum chori,
Qui clarus mentis, iunctus es inclitæ
Casto fœdere Virgini.

Almo cum tumidam germine coniugem
Admirans, dubio tangeris anxius.
Afflatu superi Flaminis Angelus
Conceptum puerum docet.

Tu natum Dominum stringis, ad exteras
Ægypti profugum tu sequeris plagas;
Amissum Solymis quæris, et invenis,
Miscens gaudia fletibus.

Post mortem reliquos mors pia consecrat,
Palmamque emeritos gloria suscipit:
Tu vivens, Superis par, frueris Deo,
Mira sorte beatior.

Nobis, summa Trias, parce precantibus,
Da Ioseph meritis sidera scandere:
Ut tandem liceat nos tibi perpetim
Gratum promere canticum. Amen.

Words: Unknown, 17th C.*
Tune:Te Ioseph Celebrent” Gregorian Chant, Mode I, traditional.
Meter: 12.12.12.8

*The Liber Hymnarius attributes authorship to Hieronymus Casanate.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Joseph, Pure Spouse of That Immortal Bride

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