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