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Lord’s Day 46, 2017


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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The Lord sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the Lord and you; intercede with the Lord, that He may remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

—Numbers 21:6–9

Ecce Homo!
Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

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Jesu, Saviour, Son of God,
Bearer of the sinner’s load;

Breaker of the captive’s chain,
Cleanser of the guilty’s stain;

Thou the sinner’s death hast died,
Thou for us wast crucified;

For our sin thy flesh was torn,
Thou the penalty hast borne,

Of our guilt, upon the tree,
Which the Father laid on thee!

Saviour, Surety, Lamb of God,
Thou hast bought us with thy blood;

Thou hast wiped the debt away,
Nothing left for us to pay;

Nothing left for us to bear,
Nothing left for us to share,

But the pardon and the bliss,
But the love, the light, the peace.

I to thee will look and live,
And, in looking, praises give.

Looking lightens, looking heals,
Looking all the gladness seals;

Looking breaks the binding chain,
Looking sets us free again;

Looking scatters all our night,
Makes our faces shine with light;

Looking quickens, strengthens, brings
Heavenly gladness on its wings!

Jesu, Saviour, Son of God,
Bearer of the sinner’s load,

I would rise to thee above,
I would look, and praise, and love;

Ever looking let me be
At the blood-besprinkled tree,

Blessing thee with lip and soul,
While the endless ages roll.

Hymns of Faith and Hope, Second Series (James Nisbet & Co., 1878).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation
if you can possibly help it.
But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.



Posted 2017·11·12 by David Kjos
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