1 With joy we meditate the grace
of our High Priest above;
his heart is made of tenderness,
and ever yearns with love.
2 Touched with a sympathy within,
he knows our feeble frame;
he knows what sore temptations mean
for he has felt the same.
3 He in the days of feeble flesh
poured out his cries and tears;
and, in his measure, feels afresh
what every member bears.
4 He'll never quench the smoking flax,
but raise it to a flame;
the bruisèd reed he never breaks,
nor scorns the meanest name.
5 Then let our humble faith address
his mercy and his power:
we shall obtain delivering grace
in every needful hour.
|First Line:||With joy we meditate the grace|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1674-1748)|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 4:15-16; Hebrews 5:7|
|Topic:||Jesus: compassion; Jesus: priesthood; Jesus: temptations(1 more...)|
|Composer:||George Thalben-Ball (1896--1987)|
|Copyright:||Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.|