The Excellency of the Priesthood of Christ

'Mong all the priests of Jewish race

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 'Mong all the priests of Jewish Race,
Jesus the most illustrious stands:
The radiant Beauty of his face
Superior love and awe demands.

2 Not Aaron or Melchizedek
Cou'd claim such high descent as he;
His Nature and his name bespeak
His unexampled pedigree.

3 Descended from the eternal God,
He bears the name of his own son;
And, dress'd in human flesh and blood,
He puts his priestly garments on.

4 The mitred crown, the embroider'd vest,
With graceful dignity he wears;
And in full splendor on his breast
The sacred oracle appears.

5 So he presents his sacrifice,
An off'ring most divinely sweet;
While clouds of fragrant incense rise,
And cover o'er the mercy seat.

6 The Father with approveing smile
Accepts the off'ring of his son:
New Joys the wond'ring angels feel,
And haste to bear the tidings down.

7 The welcome news their lips repeat,
Gives sacred pleasure to my breast:
Henceforth, my soul, thy cause commit
To Christ, thy advocate and priest.



Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CXCI

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Mong all the priests of Jewish race
Title: The Excellency of the Priesthood of Christ
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d500

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A Collection of original and select hymns and spiritual songs #XCVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CXV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CXV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #191

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A Selection of Hymns #CXCI

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Baptist Hymn Book #a142

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d81

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d199

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #283

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d151

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d165

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Sacred Poetry #130

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The Baptist Hymn Book #391

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The Baptist Hymn Book #142

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #909

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