"Jesus, My Great High Priest"
                          by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                   Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.165

        1. Jesus, my great High Priest,
        Offered His blood and died;
        My guilty conscience seeks
        No sacrifice beside.
        His powerful blood did once atone,
        And now it pleads before the throne.

        2. To this dear Surety's hand
        Will I commit my cause;
        He answers and fulfils
        His Father's broken laws.
        Behold my soul at freedom set;
        My Surety paid the dreadful debt.

        3. My Advocate appears
        For my defense on high;
        The Father bows His ears
        And lays His thunder by.
        Not all that hell or sin can say
        Shall turn His heart, His love, away.

        4. Should all the hosts of death
        And powers of hell unknown
        Put their most dreadful forms
        Of rage and mischief on,
        I shall be safe, for Christ displays
        Superior power and guardian grace.

Notes: Hymn #220 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 9:11, 12 Author: Isaac Watts, 1709, cento Titled: "Join All the Glorious Names" Composer: John Goss, 1853 Tune: "Bevan"
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