As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.@John 3:14
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, Hymns and Sacred Songs, Book I, 1707, number 112.

Downs Lowell Mason, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

So did the Hebrew prophet raise
The brazen serpent high,
The wounded felt immediate ease,
The camp forbore to die.

Look upward in the dying hour,
And live,
the prophet cries;
But Christ performs a nobler cure,
When Faith lifts up her eyes.

High on the cross the Savior hung,
High in the heav’ns he reigns:
Here sinners by th’ old serpent stung
Look, and forget their pains.

When God’s own Son is lifted up,
A dying world revives;
The Jew beholds the glorious hope,
Th’expiring Gentile lives.

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Moses and the Brazen Serpent
SĂ©bastien Bourdon (1616-1671)