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Joseph was a secret disciple (cf. Jn 19:38), but here we see his boldness growing when his Savior’s cross is on his mind.

BibleGateway: Mark 15:43-47

ESV Text: Mark 15:43-47

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:40 and ends at about 5:27

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43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. 44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. 45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 429:
Lord, Thee I Love with all my Heart

— Organ Audio

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1. Lord, Thee I love with all my heart; 
I pray Thee ne’er from me depart, 
With tender mercies cheer me. 
Earth has no pleasure I would share, 
Yea, heaven itself were void and bare 
If Thou, Lord, wert not near me. 
And should my heart for sorrow break, 
My trust in Thee no one could shake. 
Thou art the Portion I have sought; 
Thy precious blood my soul has bought. 
Lord Jesus Christ, 
My God and Lord, my God and Lord, 
Forsake me not! I trust Thy Word. 

2. Yea, Lord, ’twas Thy rich bounty gave 
My body, soul, and all I have 
In this poor life of labor. 
Lord, grant that I in every place 
May glorify Thy lavish grace 
And serve and help my neighbor. 
Let no false doctrine me beguile 
And Satan not my soul defile. 
Give strength and patience unto me 
To bear my cross and follow Thee. 
Lord Jesus Christ, 
My God and Lord, my God and Lord, 
In death Thy comfort still afford. 

3. Lord, let at last Thine angels come, 
To Abram’s bosom bear me home, 
That I may die unfearing; 
And in its narrow chamber keep 
My body safe in peaceful sleep 
Until Thy reappearing. 
And then from death awaken me 
That these mine eyes with joy may see, 
O Son of God, Thy glorious face, 
My Savior and my Fount of grace, 
Lord Jesus Christ, 
My prayer attend, my prayer attend, 
And I will praise Thee without end.