824. With joy we meditate the grace

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.

Text Information
First Line: With joy we meditate the grace
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: Hebrews 4:15-16; Hebrews 5:7
Topic: Jesus: compassion; Jesus: priesthood; Jesus: temptations (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ARDEN
Composer: George Thalben-Ball (1896--1987)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Copyright: Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.



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