1 John 5.13—Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands v.3
Christ Jesus, God’s own Son, came down, His people to deliver;
Destroying sin, he took the crown From death’s pale brow forever.
Stripped of pow’r, no more it reigns; An empty form alone remains;
Its sting is lost forever. Alleluia! Alleluia!
(The meaning of the 2nd Article cont.) All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally. This is most certainly true.