Joseph Thou Wast Chosen

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The carpenter stood with quiet concentration

As The Child ran about

With your wife calling unto you

With the comfort of a shout

Your hands indeed they toil much

As you place the boards

In precise positions with measurement

So was your work for the Lord

Oh Joseph thou wast chosen

For the merciful story

Brought to witness the Son of God

By the Father’s benevolent glory

While the sweat poured forth from your brow

Jesus of Nazareth grew to a man

Preaching the Gospel for humanity

You understood He was the great I AM

On the longest days your praise was met

With subtle teachings of deed

The Fatherhood from the Lord to Jesus

Was reflected in your miraculous creed

The Blessed Virgin she came

And nurtured your Precious Son

Proclaiming the grandeur of God

And professing love under the Sun

When the night therefore came

 You sought to gain rest

Awaiting the known future

Of the King Most Blessed

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Published by Matthew Pope

A graduate of Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic, private institution, Matthew received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Theology in May of 2012. Upon registering for pastoral training in August of 2013, he was formerly a Master of Divinity student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing the Evangelism program. With a transparent calling from God, his life dramatically changed as he received confirmation into The Catholic Church in November of 2016. Matthew's passion rests in serving the nations with the hope of The Gospel. Author of his lay-ministry, Even Unto The End Of The World, which was established on November 12, 2013, he has also produced his previous books: In Doctrine, Uncorrupt (which was released on February 15, 2014) and Assembled With One Accord (published on December 1, 2015), and is currently writing and planning for following books to come. With a revelatory vision, Matthew intends to encounter the culture and Christendom with truth. In addition, he intends to draw forth the rudiments of the Most Holy Catholic Faith to transform all Christian denominations into The One Church. Matthew confessed Jesus Christ as Savior at age seventeen, impressed with the desire to enter the ministry, in March of 2008. A native of Shelby, North Carolina, he was born on May 28, 1990. He now resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina where he has been actively writing since late 2013.

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