LXXIV. The intercession of Christ

1 He lives, the great redeemer lives,
(What joy the blest assurance gives!)
And now before his father God,
Pleads the full merit of his blood.

2 Repeated crimes awake our fears,
And justice arm'd with frowns appears;
But in the Saviour's lovely face
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace.

3 Hence then, ye black despairing thoughts,
Above our fears, above our faults,
His powerful intercessions rise
And guilt recedes, and terror dies.

4 In every dark distressful hour,
When sin and satan join their power;
Let this dear hope repel the dart
That Jesus bears us on his heart.

5 Great advocate, almighty friend--
On him our humble hopes depend:
Our cause can never, never fail,
For Jesus pleads and must prevail.

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First Line: He lives, the great redeemer lives
Title: The intercession of Christ
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Hebrews 7:25
Topic: Christ: His intecession
Language: English
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