Sunday, March 13, 2016

Precious Priest

"On that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD" (Leviticus 16:30).  "We have thought of Thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple" (Psalm 48:9).  "The ransom of a man's life are his riches" (Proverbs 13:8).  "But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come... by His own blood... entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us" (Hebrews 9:11,12). 

How precious is the Priest who came
To give Himself and thus atone
For all our sins, our guilt, and shame
As no one could but Christ alone! 

The tabernacle-temple scenes
Repeat the yearly sacrifice,
But Jesus Christ forever cleans
Our souls by His redemptive price. 

What love it was that brought Him down
To pay our ransom on the cross,
To give to us salvation's crown,
And purge away our sin as dross!

O Lord, our Precious Priest we come
To praise You with the saints above! 
You paid redemption's awful sum,
Compelled by Your amazing love! 

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