306. Jesus, My Great High Priest

1 Jesus, my great High Priest,
offered his blood and died;
my guilty conscience seeks
no sacrifice beside.
His pow'rful blood did once atone,
and now it pleads before the throne.

2 To this dear Surety's hand
will I commit my cause;
he answers and fulfils
his Father's broken laws.
Behold my soul at freedom set;
my Surety paid the dreadful debt.

3 My Advocate appears
for my defense on high;
the Father bows his ears
and lays his thunder by.
Not all that hell or sin can say
shall turn his heart, his love, away.

4 Should all the hosts of death
and pow'rs of hell unknown
put their most dreadful forms
of rage and mischief on,
I shall be safe, for Christ displays
his conqu'ring pow'r and guardian grace.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, my great High Priest
Title: Jesus, My Great High Priest
Author (cento): Isaac Watts (1709; Alt. 1961)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-12
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Priestly Intercession; Christ: Blood of; Christ: Sacrifice of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Goss (1853)
Key: D Major

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