A New Hymn on the Priesthood of Christ

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.


About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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