400. Jesus, Great High Priest of Our Profession

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.

Text Information
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)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Festival: Jesus Christ as Chief Elder; Christ--Adoration and praise; Christ--Grace and mercy of (4 more...)
Source: Moravian tr. (1789) , alt.
Tune Information
Meter: Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: 185 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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