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