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By his own nation; slain for bringing life:
But to the cross he nails thy enemies,
The law, that is against thee, and the sins
Of all mankind, with him there crucify'd,
Never to hurt them more, who rightly trust
In this his satisfaction; so he dies,
But soon revives; death over him no power
Shall long usurp : ere the third dawning light
Return, the stars of morn shall see him rise,
Out of his grave, fresh as the dawning light;
The ransom paid, which man from death redeems,
His death for man, as many as offer'd life
Neglect not, and the benefit embrace
By faith not void of works. This God-like act
Annuls thy doom, the death thou should'st have.
In sin for ever lost from life; this act [died,
Shall bruise the head of Satan, crush his strength,
Defeating sin and death, his two main arms,
And fix far deeper in his head their stings,
Than temporal death shall bruise the victor's heel,
Or theirs whom he redeems ; a death-like sleep,
A gentle wafting to immortal life.
Nor, after resurrection, shall he stay
Longer on earth than, certain times, to appear
To his disciples, men who in his life
Still follow'd him; to them shall leave in charge
To teach all nations, what of him they learn'd,
And his salvation; them who shall believe
Baptizing in the profluent stream, the sign
Of washing them from guilt of sin to life,
Pure and in mind prepared, if so befal,
For death, like that which the Redeemer died.
All nations they shall teach; for, from that day,
Not only to the sons of Abraham's loins
Salvation shall be preach'd, but to the sons
Of Abraham's faith, where-ever through the world ;
So, in his seed, all nations shall be bless'd,
Then to the Heaven of Heavens he shall ascend,
With victory, triumphing through the air,
Over his foes and thine; there shall surprise
The Serpent, prince of air, and drag in chains
Through all his realm, & there confounded leave:
Then enter into glory, and resume
His seat at God's right hand, exalted high,
Above all names in Heaven; & thence shall come,
When this world's dissolution shall be ripe,
With glory & power, to judge both quick & dead;

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