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
Sébastien Bourdon (1616–1671)