"Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial... and Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually" (Exodus 28:12,29). "We will remember the name of the LORD our God" (Psalm 20:7). "The Lord make you to increase... to the end He may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God" (1 Thessalonians 3:12,13).
As Aaron bore each tribal name
Upon his shoulders and his heart,
Our Savior bore our sin and shame
With grace and truth He would impart.
These tokens which portrayed such favor
In Aaron's garments thus sufficed
To be memorials of our Savior,
Who for our sakes was sacrificed.
We shall remember Christ our Lord
By wounds the spear and nails made,
Memorials that shall afford
Remembrance of the price He paid.
O Lord, our great High Priest divine,
Memorials so marvelous
Are now displayed in bread and wine
As we recall You died for us.