Our great High Priest is sitting

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1 Our great High Priest is sitting
at God's right hand above,
for us His hands uplifting
in sympathy and love;
whilst here below, in weakness,
we onward speed our way,
in sorrow oft and sickness,
we sigh, and groan, and pray.

2 Through manifold temptation,
my soul holds on its course;
Christ's mighty intercession
alone is my resource;
my gracious High Priest's pleadings,
who on the cross did bleed,
bring own God's grace and blessings
and help in hour of need.

3 'Twas God's most gracious favor
that gave His Son to die,
to live our Intercessor,
to plead for us on high.
O Jesus, blessed Savior,
who soon for us will come,
redemption's work completed,
our battle fought, and won.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #186

Author: A. P. Cecil

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First Line: Our great High Priest is sitting
Author: A. P. Cecil

Tune

MEIRIONYDD

William Lloyd (b. Rhos Goch, Llaniestyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales, 1786; d. Caernarvonshire, 1852) composed MEIRIONYDD, which was first published in manuscript form with the name BERTH in Caniadau Seion (Songs of Zion, 1840, ed. R. Mills). The tune is named after the Welsh county Meirionydd in which L…

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