Our Great High Priest

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Our great High Priest is sitting
At God’s right hand above,
For us His hands uplifting,
In sympathy and love:
While here below, in weakness,
We onward speed our way;
In sorrow oft and sickness,
We sigh and groan and pray.
Through manifold temptation,
My soul holds on her course;
Christ’s mighty intercession
Alone is her resource;
My gracious High Priest’s pleadings,
Who on the cross did bleed,
Bring down God’s grace and blessings,
Help in each hour of need.
Oh, Jesus, blessed Saviour,
We hope to see Thee soon,
Who once on earth didst suffer,
Who soon for us wilt come;
’Twas God’s most gracious favor
That gave His Son to die —
To live our Intercessor,
To plead for us on high.
A. P. Cecil, Little Flock Hymnbook,
#79, Appendix