Great High Priest, we see Thee stooping,

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CGS No.: 
283

Verse 1
Great High Priest, we see Thee stooping,
With our names upon Thy breast;
In the garden groaning, drooping,
To the ground with horrors prest:
Wondering angels stood confounded,
To behold their Maker thus;
And can we remain unwounded,
When we know 'twas all for us?

Verse 2
Nothing but hy blood, O Jesus,
Can our wayward souls convert;
Nothing else from guilt release us,
Nothing else can melt the heart.
Law and terrors do but harden,
All the while they work alone;
But the sense of blood-bought pardon
Can dissolve a heart of stone

Verse 3
Jesus, all our consolations
Flow from Thee, the sovereign good;
Love, and faith, and hope, and patience,
All purchased by Thy blood:
From Thy fullness we receive them;
We have nothing of our own:
Freely Thou deligh'st to give them
To the needy who have none