Father Jacob Willig
May 19, 2018
On you, this day, is placed the stole
Forever marked, as priest, your soul.
No more an ordinary man
But one anointed for His plan.
Be brave and follow His commands,
No matter what a “yes” demands.
For all belongs to Him who made
The earth and all the stars arrayed
No cost too great for Him who gave
His only Son, for man to save.
To Him a “yes” is always best.
He’ll grant the grace for every test.
A shepherd you are called to be
To face the wolf, and never flee,
To lead the flock to sweet repose
Wherein the living water flows.
We’ll offer prayer for you each day
That God, through you, would light the way.
And bring to Him a faithful throng
To heaven’s gate where they belong.