Quicunque Sanus Vivere

According to Fr. Caswall, this comes from the Responsory of St. Joseph. An indulgence was attached to its recitation by His Holiness, Pope Pius VII in 1804.

Refrain:
Quicunque sanus vivere,
Cursumque vitæ claudere
In fine lætus expetit,
Opem Iosephi postulet.

Hic sponsus almæ Virginis,
Paterque Iesu creditus,
Iustus, fidelis, integer,
Quod poscit orans impetrat.
Refrain.

Feno iacentem parvulum
Adorat, et post exsulem
Solatur; inde perditum
Quærit dolens et invenit.
Refrain.

Mundi supremus Artifex
Eius labore pascitur;
Summi Parentis Filius
Obedit illi subditus.
Refrain.

Adesse morti proximus
Cum Matre Iesum conspicit,
Et inter ipsos iubilans
Dulci sopore solvitur.
Refrain.

Gloria Patri Domino,
Gloria Unigenito,
Una cum Sancto Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.
Refrain.

Antiphona. Ecce fidelis servus et prudens, quem constituit Dominus super familiam suam.
℣. Ora pro nobis , beate Ioseph.
℟. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

OREMUS.
Deus qui, ineffabili providentia, beatum Ioseph sanctissimæ Genitricis tuæ sponsum eligere dignatus es: præsta, quæsumus, ut quem protectorem veneramur in terris, intercessorem habere mereamur in cælis; Qui vivis et regnas , etc.

Words: Responsory of St. Joseph
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

This text has been translated into English as the following:
To All, Who Would Holily Live

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