|First Line:||Since our great high priest, Christ Jesus|
|Title:||Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus|
|Versifier:||Christopher M. Idle (1973)|
|Copyright:||© 1973 The Jubilate Group (admin. Hope Publishing Co.)|
st. 1 = Heb. 4:14; 1:4
st. 2 = Heb. 4:15-16
st. 3 = Heb. 1:3-4; 12:2; 4:15
st. 4 = Heb. 12:2; 4:15
Based on several texts in the letter to the Hebrews–l: 3-4, 4:14-16 and 12:2–this song incorporates parts of the book's lengthy discussion about Jesus Christ as our High Priest and about his absolute supremacy and sufficiency as the Mediator of God's grace. Because we have such a Priest/Mediator, who identifies with our weaknesses but is without sin, we can confidently approach God's throne of grace and find help for our needs. Christopher M. Idle (PHH 20) wrote this song in London in 1971; it was first published in the British collection Psalm Praise (1973) as an Ascension canticle.
Ascension Day; whenever the church focuses on Christ's role as High Priest and ascended Lord.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook