Great High Priest, who deigndst to beAuthor: Angelus Silesius (1657); Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Tune: Verdun (Lutzen.)
Published in 9 hymnals
Great High-priest, who deign'dst to be
Once the sacrifice for me,
Take this living heart of mine,
Lay it on Thy holy shrine.
Love I know accepteth nought,
Save what Thou, O Love, hast wrought;
Offer Thou my sacrifice,
Else to God it cannot rise.
Slay in me the wayward will,
Earthly sense and passion kill,
Tear self-love from out my heart,
Though it cost me bitter smart.
Kindle, Mighty Love, the pyre,
Quick consume me in Thy fire,
Fain were I of self bereft,
Nought but Thee within me left.
So may God, the Righteous, brook
On my sacrifice to look,
In whose sight no gift has worth
Save a Christ-like life on earth.
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns #294||Great high-priest, who deign'dst to be||1859|
|Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #64||Great High Priest, who deigndst to be||Angelus||1858|
|Chorale Book for England, The #129||Great High-priest, who deign'dst to be||Great High-priest, who deign'dst to be||[Great high prieſt, who deign'dſt to be]||Scheffler||1863|
|Hymns for Church and Home #283||Great High Priest, who deigndst to be||1860|
|Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #397||Great High Priest, who deigndst to be||Miss Winkworth; Angelus Silesius||1865|
|Lyra Germanica: hymns for the Sundays and chief festivals of the Christian year #32||Great High Priest, who deigndst to be||Angelus||1856|
|Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year #13||Great High-priest, who deign'dst to be||Great High-priest, who deign'dst to be||Angelus; Catherine Winkworth||7,7,7,7||1861|
|New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #308||Great High Priest, who deign'dst to be||VERDUN||Rev. J. Schaffler||1901|
|The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #163||Great High Priest, who deign'dst to be||VERDUN (LUTZER)||Miss Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; The Rev. Johann Scheffler [Angelus Silesius], 1624-1677||7777||1880|