1 Since our great high priest, Christ Jesus,
bears the name above all names,
reigning Son of God, surpassing
other titles, powers, and claims -
since to heaven our Lord has passed,
let us hold our witness fast!

2 Since we have a priest who suffered,
knowing weakness, tears, and pain,
who, like us, was tried and tempted,
unlike us, without a stain -
since he shared our lowly place,
let us boldly seek his grace!

3 Sacrifice and suffering over,
now he sits at God's right hand
crowned with praise, no more an outcast,
his pre-eminence long-planned;
such a great high priest we have,
strong to help, supreme to save!

4 Love's example, hope's attraction,
faith's beginning and its end,
pioneer of our salvation,
mighty advocate and friend,
Jesus, now in glory raised,
our ascended Lord be praised!

Christopher Idle from Hebrews 4
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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