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Verses 20,21,22

Isaac by faith declared his race

In Jacob and in Esau blest

The younger by peculiar grace

A nobler heritage possess’d.

By faith expiring Jacob knew

Distinguish’d mercies to pronounce;

His hands found out the happy two,

And blest his favourite Joseph’s sons.

He raised himself upon the bed;

Propp’d on a staff, he own’d his Lord;

The patriarch bow’d his hoary head,

His body with his soul adored.

Joseph by faith the flight foretold

Of Israel’s afflicted race;

God their hard bondage should behold,

And lead them to the promised place.

Thither he will’d his bones to go,

And take possession in their stead:

His bones the promised land shall show;

He claims his Canaan, though dead.

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