Hymns for our Lord's Resurrection/Hymn XIV

Hymn XIV.

1 YE Men of Israel, hear
The Words of Truth and Grace,
Jesus did in the flesh appear
To save a sinking Race;

A Man of GOD approv'd,
By Signs and Wonders known,
Jesus, the Father's Well-belov'd,
The Co-eternal Son.

2The Prince of Life and Peace,
By Heav'n's Supreme Decree
Deliver'd up, ye dar'd to seize,
And nail Him to the Tree:

Taken by wicked Hands,
And crucify'd and slain;
But God hath loos'd the Mortal Bands,
And rais'd him up again.

3It was not possible
That Death should keep his Prey;
GOD wou'd not leave his Soul in Hell,
Or let his Flesh decay:

His Flesh repos'd in Hope
Of the Third Joyful Morn,
And then the Father rais'd him up,
And GOD again was born.

4This Jesus is restor'd
To Life by Power Divine;
We all proclaim our Living Lord,
And in his Praises join:

We are his Witnesses,
He is gone up on high,
Exalted to his Native Place,
He lives no more to die.

5Again at GOD's Right-hand
Our Lord is call'd to sit,
Till all who now his Sway withstand
Are crush'd beneath his Feet:

Be it to Israel's Seed,
To every Sinner known,
GOD hath perform'd his Oath indeed,
Hath glorify'd his Son.

6Sinners, believe he died,
And rose to buy your Peace;
Jesus the Christ, the Crucified,
The Lord of Life confess:

Repent in Jesus' Name,
Believe and be forgiven,
And take the Holy Ghost ye claim,
And rise with us to Heaven.