JOSEPH

Joseph

©2006 D.J.Hayman (rev. 2010)


1. Alone in the pit the colours are fading;

The memory’s dimming of my father’s love

My brothers have left me rejected, forsaken;

They’ve stripped off my coat,

Smeared the sleeves with innocent blood.

Refrain:

O Joseph, Did you see in your dreams

This darkness do you know what it means?

Have you trusted in fables?

Is the God whom you worship a lie?

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2. Hot dust from the camels is burning my nostrils,

My ears are assaulted by the market-place cries;

The towers and temples fill me with foreboding.

I’m sold.

The glare of the gold stings my eyes. O Joseph,

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3. I rose in the household and kept my integrity,

Yet once more I’m bound and cast here to die.

O God, I have served Thee, why dost Thou forsake me?

My God,

Why art Thou so far off? Lord hear my cry! O Joseph,

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4. The veil has been sundered and scenes are escaping,

As riddles in dreams which trouble the soul!

The key has been given to unlock their meaning;

Through this slave

Revealed is God’s purpose: He’s in control. O Joseph,

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5. The towers and temples fill them with foreboding;

The glare off the grain is stinging their eyes;

As though resurrected I stand there before them;

They bow down in anguish

Like stars in the sky.

Final Refrain:

O Joseph, Dreamer of dreams,

This darkness is not what it seems.

The Lord keeps His promise:

His Word brings life from the dead

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