XXIX. Joseph Confronting his Brethren

1 Smote to the heart, by conscious guilt
Of wrong, intended Joseph's blood,
His trembling brethren sue for peace,
And dread chastisement's iron rod.

2 Though evil they—yet Joseph good,
Comforts, speaks kind, wipes off their tears,
And standing as the type of God,
Removes each doubt—and calms all fears.

3 Thus does the soul of sinful men,
Heap indignation, anguish, wrath;
Till heav'n's own purpose in the plan,
Gleams mercy round his clouded path.

4 Lord, thou art good—supremely good!
No condemnation comes from thee:
When enemies redeem'd by blood;
Much more, thy life shall set us free.

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First Line: Smote to the heart, by conscious guilt
Title: Joseph Confronting his Brethren
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Patriarchal Types, and Prophecies of Christ
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