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Joseph Made Known to His Brethren

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1 When Joseph his brethren behold,
Afflicted and trembling with fear;
His heart with compassion was fill'd,
From weeping he could not forbear;
A while his behaviour was rough,
to bring their past sins to their minds;
But when they were humbled enough,
He hasted to shew 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 houshold maintain?
"O this is a brother indeed!"

4 Thus, dragg'd 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 look'd 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 beam'd in his face;
My heart then to pieces was brok,
O'erwhelm'd and counfounded by grace;
"Poor sinner, I know thee full well,
"By thee I was sold and was slain;
"But I died to redeem thee from hell,
"And raise thee in glory to reign.

6 "I am Jesus, whom thou hast blasphem'd,
"And crucify'd often afresh;
"But let me henceforth be esteem'd
"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.


Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #5

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
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #346

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d494

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d286

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d357

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #331

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #331

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #331

A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies #97

A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Christ of the Latter-Day Saints #d107

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #264

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of The Latter Day Saints. lst ed. #25

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #899

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d320

A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d126

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A New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #59

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d222

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #A65

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #223

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d425

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #324

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCCXXIV

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #324

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d153

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #324

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d133

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #160

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d352

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d172

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #5

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d125

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d488

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d341

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Sacred Melodies #168

Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d121

Songs of Zion #d205

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d121

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B22

The Bible Harp #d316

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #44

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The Christian's Duty #CCCXXIV

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCCXXIV

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #164

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d260

The Golden Harp #d160

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The Harp #113

The Latter-Day Saint's Psalmody. lst ed. #d59

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The Lexington Collection #85

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d152

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The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #83

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The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #115

The Saints' Harp #d1026

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The Zion Songster #90

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The Zion Songster #90

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Zion's Songster #23

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