Joseph lived most of His life in Egypt, but He wished to rest in the land of His fathers—and more meaningfully, in the land of His God.

BibleGateway: Genesis 50:22-26

ESV Text: Genesis 50:22-26

Genesis 50:22-26 (Listen)

The Death of Joseph

22 So Joseph remained in Egypt, he and his father’s house. Joseph lived 110 years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation. The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were counted as Joseph’s own. 24 And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” 25 Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” 26 So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 50

     22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees. 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 407:
Farewell I Gladly Bid Thee

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Farewell I gladly bid Thee, 
False, evil world, farewell. 
Thy life is vain and sinful, 
With Thee I would not dwell. 
I long to be in heaven, 
In that untroubled sphere 
Where they will be rewarded 
Who served their God while here. 

2. By Thy good counsel lead me, 
O Son of God, my Stay; 
In each perplexing trial 
Help me, O Lord, I pray. 
Mine hour of sorrow shorten, 
Support my fainting heart, 
From every cross deliver, 
The crown of life impart. 

3. When darkness round me gathers, 
Thy name and cross, still bright, 
Deep in my heart are sparkling 
Like stars in blackest night. 
O heart, this image cherish: 
The Christ on Calvary, 
How patiently He suffered 
And shed His blood for me! 

4. Lord, hide my soul securely 
Deep in Thy wounded side; 
From every danger shield me 
And to Thy glory guide. 
He has been truly blessed 
Who reaches heaven above; 
He has found perfect healing 
Who rests upon Thy love. 

5. Lord, write my name, I pray Thee, 
Now in the Book of Life 
And with all true believers 
Take me where joys are rife. 
There let me bloom and flourish, 
Thy perfect freedom prove, 
And tell, as I adore Thee, 
How faithful was Thy love. 


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