73. 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 aid of heavenly power
To help us in the evil hour.

Text Information
First Line: Where high the heavenly temple stands
Author: Michael Bruce, 1746-1767
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Ascension of Jesus; Boldness; Children: Love of Jesus for (19 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ALBAN
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Source: St. Alban's Tune Book, 1867



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