Hymn #189: As when the Hebrew prophet raised

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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 seat
and bids us fear no more.

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