506. 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 Savior on the cross
a healing virtue flows;
who looks to him with lively faith
is saved from endless woes.

3 For God gave up his Son to death,
so gen'rous was his love,
that all the faithful might enjoy
eternal life above.

4 Not to condemn the sons of men
the Son of God appeared;
no weapons in his hand are seen,
nor voice of terror heard:

5 He came to raise our fallen state,
and our lost hopes restore;
faith leads us to the mercy seat,
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 (1709)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: John 3:14-15
Topic: Christ: Savior; Christ: Substitute; Forgiveness of Sins (1 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Meter: C.M.
Key: D Major

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