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See Aaron, God's anointed priest

See Aaron, God's anointed priest

Author: John Newton
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 See Aaron, God's anointed priest,
Within the veil appear,
In robes of mystic meaning dressed,
Presenting Israel's prayer.

2 The plate of gold which crowns his brows,
His holiness describes;
His breast displays in shining rows,
The names of all the tribes.

3 With the atoning blood he stands
Before the mercy-seat,
And clouds of incense from his hands
Arise with odor sweet.

4 Through him, the eye of faith decries
A greater priest than he:
Thus Jesus pleads above the skies,
For you, my friends, and me.

5 He bears the names of all his saints,
Deep on his heart engraved;
Attentive to the state and wants
of all his love has saved.

6 In him a holiness complete,
Light and perfections shine,
And wisdom, grace, and glory meet;
A Savior all divine.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See Aaron, God's anointed priest
Author: John Newton
Language: English



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #115

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d341

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d215

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The Baptist Hymn Book #384

The Bible Hymn Book #d206

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #XCV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #XCV

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