I’ll close the week with a new hymn on the priesthood of Christ, written earlier this year by my friend Justin Wainscott. You can find more original and historic hymns, as well as many other thought-provoking quotes and thoughts at his blog, Theology in Verse.
Jesus Christ, Our Priestly Savior
M. Justin Wainscott, © 2009
Jesus Christ, our priestly Savior,
Melchizedek’s true line;
Though on us God looks with favor,
The work was wholly Thine.
The debt of sin required a price
Your blood has fully paid;
In your great priestly sacrifice,
Atonement has been made.
With voices strong we sing these notes,
Of mercy’s cleansing flood;
No more the need for bulls and goats,
Sufficient is your blood!
Your sacrifice was once for all,
Yet lasts forevermore;
Our risen Lamb reversed the fall,
And opened heaven’s door.
And now for us you intercede,
Our great high priest on high;
For ransomed sinners you do plead,
And offer up your cry.
With full assurance we can trust
Your ev’ry plea is heard;
The Father shall, indeed, he must
Accept your ev’ry word.
So give us confidence to know,
Our hope’s secure in Thee;
And let your priestly blessings flow,
Through all eternity.