Joseph Was Troubled (preview)

ADELAIDE (“Have Thine Own Way, Lord”)
Biblical Reference: Matthew 1:18-25
Tune: Adelaide A. Pollard, 1906

Joseph was troubled by what he knew!
Mary was pregnant; what should he do?
He wanted justice— not to cause shame.
He would dismiss her, placing no blame.

Joseph was sleeping; that night he dreamed.
Nothing was really as it had seemed.
“Don’t be afraid— make Mary your wife.
God has a plan for your baby’s life.”

Hearing that message, Joseph obeyed,
Seeing a new path God’s love had made.
He stood by Mary, waiting that birth,
Seeing God’s Son there— Savior of earth!

God, when our troubles seem far too great,
Help us to listen, wonder and wait;
Sometimes the world is not as it seems.
Give us your vision; give us your dreams.

Text: Copyright © 2016 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.

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