1 Jesus, great High Priest of our profession,
we in confidence draw near;
grant us, then, in mercy, the confession
of our grateful hearts to hear;
you we gladly own in ev'ry nation,
Head and Master of your congregation,
conscious that in ev'ry place
you are giving life and grace.
2 Your blessed people, trusting in your merit,
on the earth’s extended face
from each other far, but one in spirit,
sound with one accord your praise.
May we never cease to make confession
that your death’s the cause of our salvation;
we to you, our Head and King,
joyful hallelujahs sing.
|First Line:||Jesus, great High Priest of our profession|
|Title:||Jesus, Great High Priest of Our Profession|
|Author:||Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (Nov. 13. 1748)|
|Topic:||Festival: Jesus Christ as Chief Elder; Christ--Adoration and praise; Christ--Grace and mercy of(4 more...)|
|Source:||Moravian tr. (1789) , alt.|
|Source:||Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)|
|Notes:||185 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|