1 Where high the heavenly temple stands,
the house of God not made with hands,
a great High Priest our nature wears,
Jesus, the Son of God, appears.
2 He who for us our surety stood,
and poured on earth his precious blood,
pursues in heaven his mighty plan,
eternal God and Son of Man.
3 Though now ascended up on high,
he bends on earth a brother's eye;
partaker of the human name,
he knows the frailty of our frame.
4 Our fellow-sufferer yet retains
a fellow-feeling of our pains;
and still remembers in the skies
his tears, his agonies and cries.
5 In every pang that rends the heart
the Man of Sorrows has a part;
he sympathizes with our grief,
and to the sufferer sends relief.
6 With boldness, therefore, at the throne,
let us make all our sorrows known;
and ask the aid of heavenly power
to help us in the evil hour.
|First Line:||Where high the heavenly temple stands|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Christ Risen - Reign and Priesthood|
|Source:||Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)|
|Harmonizer:||George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934)|
|Source:||German melody, fifteenth century|