Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-19
Tune: Downs C.M., Lowell Mason, 1832
Words: Isaac Watts, 1709
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 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.