Jesus the great high priest

Jesus the great high priest

Author: John Core
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Jesus the great High Priest
Hath full attonement made,
Will make his people truly bless'd
Who own him for their head.

2 The Priests ordain'd of old,
They answer'd to their times:
But all their off'ring never could
Attone for all their crimes.

3 But Christ the Saviour brings
Off'rings of greater worth--
Than typ's and shadow of those things
That only held him forth.

4 Not blood of Calves or Goates
Did Jesus sacrifice;
To cleanse the soul from sin and spots,
Must be of greater price.

5 Jesus by his own blood,
Went in that holy place,
And sacrifc'd himself to God,
To save all Adam's race.

6 He ever reigns above
And for us interceeds:
There manifests his tender love,
And there our causes pleasds.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #LXII

Author: John Core

John Core ( is a music librarian at West Virginia University in Morgantown and is also a hymn text writer. He is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. His hymn texts are published in Shores of Thought and Feeling (Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc., 2000. Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus the great high priest
Author: John Core
Source: Submission
Language: English