522. Once, only once, and once for all

1 Once, only once, and once for all,
his precious life he gave;
before the Cross our spirits fall,
and own it strong to save.

2 'One off'ring, single and complete,'
with lips and hearts we say;
but what he never can repeat
he shows forth day by day.

3 For, as the priest of Aaron’s line
within the holiest stood,
and sprinkled all the mercy-shrine
with sacrificial blood;

4 So he who once atonement wrought,
our Priest of endless pow'r,
presents himself for those he bought
in that dark noontide hour.

5 And so we show thy death, O Lord,
till thou again appear;
and feel, when we approach thy board,
we have an altar here.

6 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Once, only once, and once for all
Title: Once, only once, and once for all
Author: Wiliam Bright, 1824-1901
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Holy Communion; Passiontide; Year B: Proper 25 (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Vincent Novello, 1781-1861
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Notes: A lower setting is provided

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