one more angel in heaven lyrics – joseph

(reuben)
father, we’ve something to tell you, a story of our time
a tragic but inspiring tale of manhood in its prime
you know you had a dozen sons
well now that’s not quite true
but feel no sorrow, do not grieve
he would not want you to

(rr, rr’s wife, & mm)
there’s one more angel in heaven
there’s one more star in the sky
joseph we’ll never forget you
it’s tough but we’re gonna get by
there’s one less place at our table
there’s one more tear in my eye

(brothers)
but joseph the things that you stood for

(rr)
like truth and light never die

when i thing of his last great battle
a lump comes to my throat
it takes a man who knows no fear
to wrestle with a goat
his blood-stained coat is tribute to

his final sacrifice
his body may be past its peak
but his soul’s in paradise

so long, little jo
adios, buckeroo
ten-four, good buddy

(jacob)
there’s one less place at our table
there’s one more tear in my eye

(brothers)
but joseph the things that you stood for

(rr)
like truth and light never die

(brothers)
carve his name with pride and courage

(napthali)
let no tear be shed

(brothers)
if he had not laid down his life
we all would now be dead

/ joseph lyrics