Hymnal: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XXIX (1792) Meter: 22.214.171.124 Hymnal Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs First Line: Smote to the heart, by conscious guilt Lyrics: 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. Topics: Patriarchal Types, and Prophecies of Christ Scripture: Genesis 50:20 Languages: English
Joseph Confronting his Brethren