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L.M.

1
By types and figures through the year,
God taught His church that Christ drew near,
And in them darkly might they see
A shadow of good things to be.

2
The paschal lamb at evening slain,
With bone unbroke, without a stain,
The blood on door and lintel shed;
The hyssop and unleavened bread;

3
The scapegoat, bearing far away
The sins that on his head they lay;
The daily sacrifice that bled,
Morning and evening in man’s stead;

4
The brazen serpent, set on high,
That Israel looking might not die,
Pointed to Him that should arise,
To be the sinner’s Sacrifice.

5
The manna that at break of day
About the tents of Israel lay,
Told of that true and living Bread
Wherewith God’s holy church is fed.

6
The cloven rock whence streams were sent
Following the people as they went,
Day after day their thirst sufficed
Unfailing, and that rock was Christ.