1 As the serpent raised by Moses
Healed the burning serpent's bite,
Jesus thus himself discloses
To the wounded sinner's sight.
2 Hear his gracious invitation,
"I have life and peace to give,
I have wrought out full salvation,
Sinner look to me and live.
3 Pore upon your sins no longer,
Well I know their mighty guilt;
But my love than death is stronger,
I my blood have freely spilt.
4 Though your heart has long been hardened,
Look on me--it soft shall grow;
Past transgressions shall be pardoned,
And I'll wash you white as snow.
5 I have seen what you were doing;
Though you little thought of me;
You were madly bent on ruin,
But I said--It shall not be.
6 You had been for ever wretched,
Had I not espoused your part;
Now behold my arms outstretched
To receive you to my heart.
7 Well may shame, and joy, and wonder,
All you inward passions move;
I could crush thee with my thunder.
But I speak to thee in love.
8 See! your sins are all forgiven,
I have paid the countless sum!
Now my death has opened heaven,
Thither you shall shortly come."
9 Dearest Savior, we adore thee
For thy precious life and death;
Melt each stubborn heart before thee,
Give us all the eye of faith:
10 From the law's condemning sentence,
To thy mercy we appeal;
Thou alone canst give repentance,
Thou alone our souls canst heal.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #246||As the Serpent||As the serpent raised by Moses||ALL FOR JESUS (Hull)||John Newton||<cite>Olney Hymn</cite>, (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 61|