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Jesus, My Great High Priest

Jesus, my great High Priest

Author: Isaac Watts (1709, cento)
Tune: BEVAN
Published in 37 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my great High Priest,
Offered his blood and died;
My guilty conscience seeks
No sacrifice beside.
His pow'rful blood did once atone,
And now it pleads before the throne.

2 To Christ, my substitute,
Will I commit my cause;
He answers and fulfills
His Father's broken laws.
Behold my soul at freedom set --
My Jesus paid the dreadful debt!

3 My advocate appears
For my defense on high;
A gracious Father hears
And lays his thunder by.
Not all that hell or sin can say
Shall turn his heart, his love, away.

4 Should all the hosts of death
And pow'rs of hell unknown
Put their most dreadful forms
Of rage and mischief on,
I shall be safe, for Christ displays
Superior pow'r and guardian grace.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #359

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, my great High Priest
Title: Jesus, My Great High Priest
Author: Isaac Watts (1709, cento)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Worship #359

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #306

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #274

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