Here is a Hymn (still in the rough) that I have been working on. Let me know what you think.
Feel free to use it if you deem it worthy.
Gaze Up in Throes of DeathText by Ken Maher ©2014 Based on Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-18 To Tune of # 702 (LSB) “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” [Olivet]
Gaze up in throes of death, poison seeps, stealing breath,
in dust they lie.
Bitter the words complain, casting on God their shame.
Slaves to their wants remain and for this die.
But God looks down in love and sets in bronze above
a shining light.
Gentle is sin reproved thus in faith hearts are moved
so bitter works removed with sin’s dark blight.
See also in our sin the devil seeks to win
our grov’ling soul.
Poison inflames the heart distrusting from the start
to play our given part, that servant role.
Gaze up with eyes of Faith see there God’s holy face,
thorns crown His head.
In the Lord’s sacrifice all dying may find life
the serpent has his bite and is crushed dead.
For God so loved us all He lifted death’s dark pall
cast on this world.
The one who died, now raised, is rightly to be praised
Oh, sinner lift thy gaze to life unfurled!