guided our Lord, Jesus Christ,
his boyhood and young manhood,
he called you his father.
a father to me,
Jesus has made me His brother.
worked for him; you taught him to work.
kept him safe in the flight into Egypt;
me safe in my journey through life.
me never turn aside from the right road
the love of our Lord,
of faith and hope in Him.
I, as you did,
Jesus and Mary at my death-bed;
as you are,
I be united with them for ever in heaven.