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189. As when the Hebrew prophet raised

1 As when the Hebrew prophet raised
the brazen serpent high
the wounded looked and straight were cured;
the people ceased to die,

2 so from the Saviour on the cross
a healing virtue flows;
who looks to him with living faith
is saved from endless woes,

3 for God gave up the Son to death,
so generous was that love,
that all the faithful might enjoy
eternal life above.

4 Not to condemn us, or to judge,
the Lamb of God appeared;
no weapons in his hands are seen,
nor voice of terror heard.

5 Christ came to raise our fallen state,
and our lost hopes restore;
faith leads us to the mercy sea,
and bids us fear no more.

Text Information
First Line: As when the Hebrew prophet raised
Title: As when the Hebrew prophet raised
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Canticles and Scripture Paraphrases; Church Year: Lent; Cross (6 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrase
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Isaac Smith, c.1736-1805
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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