The Bronze Serpent
"As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent in the Wilderness"

The bronze serpent story of the Old Testament - this is a different kind of  song!

 It is a very strange subject for a Sunday School song.  What does it mean?

The bronze serpent story of the Bible, partly recounted, in song

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.

Though these words, spoken by Jesus, seem very strange at first, the melody to which they are set has an uplifting and hopeful sound.

Jesus is explaining the meaning of that bronze (or brazen) serpent made so long ago by Moses.  Merely to LOOK at it, raised high on a pole so that all could see,
would bring salvation from PHYSICAL death.

In the same way, LOOKING to Christ on the Cross brings salvation from SPIRITUAL death.

For what is "looking"? Merely an act of faith.  No merit attaches to "looking."

Here is a closeup look at this song:

A closeup look at the Bible song

After Jesus spoke these words recorded in John 3, he went on to say to Nicodemus,

"For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not die, but have everlasting life."

Those words are very familiar to Christians, and even some non-Christians.  It is the encapsulation of His mission. (See a new song setting for those words, For God So Loved the World.)

A closeup look at the Bible song

The "boogie"-style chords in this piano accompaniment make this song fun to play - and sing! 

The arrangement below, shown in the key of D, is similar, except that the chords are fast-moving broken chords:

As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent in the Wilderness song, in the key of D for piano

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.

A closeup view:


A closeup look at the Bible song

And the bottom of the page:

A closeup look at the Bible song

The links for the piano music:


Download the bronze serpent song with blocked left hand chords in F


Download "As Moses lifted up" with block chords in the key of D


Download the song with fast-moving left hand chords in D


Download "As Moses lifted up the serpent" with fast chords in F



Thank you for visiting!


Recent Articles

  1. What is Most Important: Christ Died For Our Sins!

    What is most important: Christ, the Son of God, died for our sins! A song of resurrection from I Corinthians 15:3 & 4 - Christ died, was buried, & rose again!

    Read More

  2. Seek Ye First Chords & Easy Sheet Music

    Seek Ye First chords & lyrics in a piano setting that a young student can learn. With a descant vocal part.

    Read More

  3. Protection From Evil: a Psalm of Confidence in Deliverance by God

    Protection from evil is the hope & confidence in this hymn, that even if he is attacked, the psalmist's heart will not be afraid! See the sheet music.

    Read More

  4. I'll Fly Away Chords, Lyrics & Sheet Music

    I'll Fly Away chords & lyrics & piano sheet music. You have never heard this satisfying arrangement before - very pretty and full of energy!

    Read More

  5. Rejoice Not Over Me, O My Enemy Bible Verse Song

    Rejoice not over me, O my enemy - When I fall, I shall rise! A Bible verse set to music.

    Read More

  6. We Are Not Fighting Against Flesh & Blood Enemies: Ephesians 6:12 Song

    "We are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies" is a warning given by Paul in the Bible. This dramatic song will help you remember this important truth.

    Read More

  7. Farther On Hymn Sheet Music, Chords, & Lyrics

    Farther On hymn music is one of the sweetest songs for a funeral service or memorial that you will ever find. Full of hope and promise, the melody and harmony are lovely and stirring. Download a new p…

    Read More

  8. Bible Memory Verse Song: The Lord is My Light & My Salvation

    Bible memory verse songs are the easiest way to learn scripture by heart. In Psalm 27, a short verse reminds us that the Lord is protecting us from danger.

    Read More

  9. Christmas Carol Lyrics, Sheet Music, and Guitar Tabs

    Christmas carol lyrics on printable PDFs make it easy for your group to sing together! Sheet music for piano & voice, guitar tabs & lead sheets, plus a few duets give you lots of choices!

    Read More

  10. Queen Esther in the Bible: Sing a Song That Tells the Whole Story

    Queen Esther in the Bible: famous for beauty, brilliance, & courage. Now with an EASY piano edition, plus a look at ALL the lyrics telling how she saved her people from death!

    Read More

Esther, For Such a Time As This, the Easy Piano Edition

This digital download version in the key of Em, with chord symbols, is greatly simplified.

Your piano students will be able to handle this one!

Also available at Amazon as a paperback.

The Adventures of Tonsta is a book about a young lad traveling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress. A good read-aloud.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young Christian lad with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book.

Available at Amazon!

The story in song of Queen Esther in the Bible

Esther: For Such a Time as This

Download this beautiful songbook telling the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.

Also available as a paperback at Amazon!

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and this  newer site,  SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

I also happen to love the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Christian worldview that portrays The Great War in the heavens, in which we here on earth are destined to be a part.  

You can find out more about  the reason for this website at the Home  page.