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