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Hymns for the Feast of St Joseph, Husband of Mary (19 March)

A selection of  hymns and songs, for the Solemnity of St Joseph of Nazareth, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright but particular suitable are also included.

Seasonal Note

Joseph has two feasts: today, and 1 May - St Joseph the Worker. He was Jewish, the son of Jacob and descended from King David, and worked as a carpenter. A man of deep faith, he was open to receiving messages from God in dreams, dedicated to doing God’s will, and compassionate toward his betrothed.

He is regarded as patron of the Universal Church, as well as of many causes including workers, fathers, and a happy death, due to the tradition that he died in Jesus and Mary's arms.