Music for the Year of St Joseph

Don Stewart, a parishioner of St Joseph’s Warrnambool, was asked to write a song in 2019 to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the founding of the parish. Don is offering “Joseph’s Song” for use freely in the diocese in liturgy, prayer and reflection during this year of St Joseph.

There are two versions of this song – one for parishes and schools named in honour of St Joseph and one for communities and parishes that are not named after St Joseph, but would still like to celebrate this year.  Listen and download the songs here.

For copies of the of the lyrics, musical notation and guitar chords for the song, please contact Don via the website or email

Conditions of use are:

1) The copyright notice; Copyright©Don Stewart, 2020 appears on all printed or digitally displayed copies of the song; and

2) That usage of the song is reported to you the copyright collection agency – One License.

Don would like to hear from communities about how they use the song and whether it was a helpful resource for the prayer life of the community.