VII. Of the Old Testament.
The Old Testament is not contrary to the New: for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life is offered to Mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and Man, being both God and Man. Wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign that the old Fathers did look only for transitory promises. Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind Christian men, nor the Civil precepts thereof ought of necessity to be received in any commonwealth; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the Commandments which are called Moral.
Through the Red Sea brought at last, All*luia!
Egypt's chains behind we cast, All*luia!
Deep and wide flows the tide
Severing us from bondage past, All*luia!
Like the cloud that overhead, All*luia!
Through the billows Israel led, All*luia!
By his tomb Christ makes room,
Souls restoring from the dead, All*luia!
In that cloud and in that sea, All*luia!
Buried and baptized were we, All*luia!
Earthly night brought us light
Which is ours eternally, All*luia!
Ronald A. Knox (1888-1957)
Hymn 187, Hymnal 1982
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