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L.M.

1
How many changes Joseph passed
Before he thirty years had known,
He’s now a slave in prison cast,
And now exalted next the throne.

2
Yet grace appears in every scene,
And gilds the various paths he trod;
How wise, how just, how kind to men,
How fearful of offending God!

3
In deep adversity oppressed,
He’s active, cheerful and resigned;
And when with health and honour blessed,
Humility adorns his mind.

4
From his example we may learn.
Should grace our favoured spirit fill,
’Twill then be our supreme concern
To please the Lord, and do His will.