(O’Donnell Aboo, 1597)
Lyrics by Brother Marcian James Cullen (1869-1938)
All through our college, a voice is resounding,
Promptly respond to your duty’s sweet call.
Harken you all for the trumpet is sounding,
Your Mater’s proclaiming her watchword to all.
Forward her children dear,
ever with hearts sincere,
Render with joy to your Mater her due.
All that is vile reject, heaven will e’er protect
Sons of St Joseph’s valiant and true
Onward and upward in life’s earnest battle,
Joyously bearing the brunt of the fight
Nobly forgiving, for all that may pain you,
And bravely defending the cause of the right.
"Ora et Labora" your motto still bearing,
Forward with courage in ways that are just,
True to your standard, be serving and daring,
As faithful Josephians, in heaven you trust.
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