Friday, January 08, 2016

Prince and Priest

"Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand... and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt" (Genesis 41:42,43).  "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard" (Psalm 133:1,2).  "Whoso findeth Me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD" (Proverbs 8:35). 

The portraits in God's Word are full
Of Christ our Prince, our Priest, and Savior,
Who gave Himself to save our soul,
And died to grant to us His favor. 

In Joseph we behold the Prince
Exalted high for all to see.  
Our Lord is risen to convince
That everyone should bow the knee. 

In Aaron we behold the Priest
Who unifies our hearts in love,
Who saves the greatest and the least,
And Who prepares our place above. 

O Lord, we marvel at these things! 
You triumphed over all the strife!
As Prince and Priest Your triumph brings
The blessings of eternal life. 

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