Thursday, 6 December 2007

The Word of the Lord - 4

Then Joseph could not control his feelings in front of all his retainers, and he exclaimed, 'Let everyone leave me'. No one therefore was present with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers, but he wept so loudly that all the Egyptians heard, and the news reached Pharaoh's palace. (Genesis 45:1-2)

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.


John the organist said...

I love that passage and that hymn!

Peter Simpson said...

Yes, and there are a number of good tunes for the hymn.