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389. Where High the Heavenly Temple Stands

1 Where high the heavenly temple stands,
The house of God not made with hands,
A great High Priest our nature wears,
The Guardian of mankind appears.

2 He who for men their surety stood,
And poured on earth His precious blood,
Pursues in heaven His mighty plan,
The Saviour and the Friend of man.

3 Though now ascended up on high,
He bends on earth a brother's eye;
Partaker of the human name,
He knows the frailty of our frame.

4 Our fellow sufferer yet retains
A fellow feeling of our pains;
And still remembers in the skies
His tears, His agonies, and cries.

5 In every pang that rends the heart
The Man of Sorrows had a part;
He sympathizes with our grief,
And to the sufferer sends relief.

6 With boldness, therefore, at the throne,
Let us make all our sorrows known;
And ask the aids of heavenly power
To help us in the evil hour.


Text Information
First Line: Where high the heavenly temple stands
Title: Where High the Heavenly Temple Stands
Author (ascribed to): Michael Bruce (c. 1764)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Sympathy; Prayer; Life in Christ: Prayer and Intercession
Source: As in Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Tune Information
Harmonizer: David Evans (1927)
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major
Source: Geystliche Gesangk Buchleyn, 1524
Copyright: Music from The Church Hymnary, Revised Edition. Used by permission of Oxford University Press.

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