Joseph Made Known to His Brethren

When Joseph his brethren beheld

Author: John Newton
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 When Joseph his brethren behold,
Afflicted and trembling with fear;
His heart with compassion was filled,
From weeping he could not forbear;
A while his behavior was rough,
To bring their past sin to their mind;
But when they were humbled enough,
He hasted to show himself kind.

2 How little they thought it was he
Whom they had ill-treated and sold!
How great their confusion must be,
As soon as his name he had told!
"I am Joseph, your brother he said,
And still to my heart you are dear;
You sold me, and thought i was dead,
But God, for your sakes sent me here."

3 Though greatly distressed before,
When charg'd with purloining the cup;
They now were confounded much more,
Not one of them durst to look up,
"Can Joseph, whom we would have slain,,
Forgive us the evil we did?
And will he our household maintain?
O this is a brother indeed!"

4 Thus dragged by my conscience, I came,
And laden with guilt to the Lord;
Surrounded with terror and shame,
Unable to utter a word.
At first he looked stern and severe,
What anguish then pierced my heart!
Expecting each moment to hear
The sentence, "Thou cursed depart!"

5 But oh! what surprise when he spoke,
While tenderness beamed in his face;
My heart then to pieces was brok,
O'erwhelmed and confounded by grace;
"Poor sinner, I know thee full well,
By thee I was sold and was slain;
I died to redeem thee from hell,
And raise thee in glory to reign.

6 "I am Jesus, whom thou hast blasphemed,
And crucifidd often afresh;
But let me henceforth be esteemed
Thy brother, thy bone, and thy flesh;
My pardon I freely bestow,
Thy wants I will fully supply;
I'll guide thee and guard thee below,
And soon will remove thee on high.

7 "Go publish to sinners around,
(That they may be willing to come)
The mercy which now you have found,
And tell them that yet there is room."
Oh, sinners, the message obey!
No more vain excuses pretend;
But come without further delay,
To Jesus, our brother and friend.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: When Joseph his brethren beheld
Title: Joseph Made Known to His Brethren
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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