Once, only once, and once for allAuthor: William Bright
Tune: ALBANO (Novello)
Published in 24 hymnals
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1 Once, only once, and once for all,
his precious life he gave;
before the Cross our spirits fall,
and own it strong to save.
2 'One off'ring, single and complete,'
with lips and hearts we say;
but what he never can repeat
he shows forth day by day.
3 For, as the priest of Aaron’s line
within the holiest stood,
and sprinkled all the mercy-shrine
with sacrificial blood;
4 So he who once atonement wrought,
our Priest of endless pow'r,
presents himself for those he bought
in that dark noontide hour.
5 And so we show thy death, O Lord,
till thou again appear;
and feel, when we approach thy board,
we have an altar here.
6 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #522
Once, only once, and once for all. Holy Communion. Written in 1865, and published in his Hymns, &c, 1866, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It was given in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1868; the new edition, 1875, and several other collections.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #593||Once, only once, and once for all||ALBANO||William Bright||2008|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #439||Once, only once, and once for all||2000|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #522||Once, only once, and once for all||Once, only once, and once for all||ALBANO||Wiliam Bright, 1824-1901||CM||1 Corinthians 11:26; Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:5; Leviticus 16:2-15||2000||Holy Communion | ; Passiontide | ; Year B | Proper 25; Years A, B, and C | Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion; Years A, B, and C | Maundy Thursday|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #261||Once, only once, and once for all||CM||1983|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #404||Once, only once, and once for all||CM||1996|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5265||Once, Only Once||Once, only once, and once for all||ALBANO||William Bright||CM|
|The New English Hymnal #304||Once, only once, and once for all||ALBANO||William Bright, 1824-1901||CM||1986||Sacraments and Other Rites | Holy Communion|