Theological and Doxological Meditation #25

Christ’s Priestly Office
Q. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executes the office of a priest,
in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice
to satisfy divine justice (Heb 9:28),
and reconcile us to God (Heb 2:17);
and in making continual intercession for us (Heb 7:25).
Arise, my soul, arise,
shake off your guilty fears;
the bleeding Sacrifice
in my behalf appears:
before the throne my Surety stands,
before the throne my Surety stands,
my name is written on his hands.
He ever lives above,
for me to intercede,
his all-redeeming love,
his precious blood to plead;
his blood atoned for ev’ry race,
his blood atoned for ev’ry race,
and sprinkles now the throne of grace.
Five bleeding wounds he bears,
he received on Calvary;
they pour effectual prayers,
they strongly plead for me.
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“nor let that ransomed sinner die!”
My God is reconciled;
his pard’ning voice I hear;
he owns me for his child,
I can no longer fear;
with confidence I now draw nigh,
with confidence I now draw nigh,
and “Father, Abba, Father!” cry.
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2 responses

  1. Good thoughts, beautiful hymn. Thanks for posting it.

  2. And thanks to you for replying and thanks even more for offering such great advice to my buddy, Gage!

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