Saint Joseph guide him well today,
As he works, along his way
Bless his plane and bless his axe,
My husband joined may no saw take.
Protect him well for his sake,
The Lord himself was called a carpenter’s son,
Dwell here with us for thought I fear,
His worn hands are blessed indeed,
Help us both for those you love,
I pray in your spirit, guide him well.
I wrote this for the Woodworker's competition at Bardic this year. I entered not to win but because I really loved the challenge of doing research, finding out period legends of Saint Joseph and getting to go to the library and use lots of different searches to find the material I was looking for. I loved it!