Here I play the hymn on the piano:
Here are slightly different lyrics than what is in the image above. They come from the hymnal at our chapel:
1. Dear Guardian of Mary! dear nurse of her child!
Life’s ways are full weary, the desert is wild;
Bleak sands are all round us, no home can we see;
Sweet Spouse of our Lady! we lean upon thee.
2. For thou to the pilgrim art father and guide,
And Jesus and Mary felt safe at thy side;
Ah! blessed Saint Joseph, how safe should I be,
Sweet Spouse of our Lady! if thou wert with me.
3. O blessed Saint Joseph, how great was thy worth,
The one chosen shadow of God upon earth,
The father of Jesus! Ah, then wilt thou be,
Dear spouse of Our Lady, a father to me.