Scripture Verse

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 28:29


Philip Doddridge

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 8: Christ’s in­ter­ces­sion ty­pi­fied by Aar­on’s breast­plate.

Music: South­well (Ir­ons) Her­bert S. Ir­ons, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Irons (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Now let our cheerful eyes survey
Our great high priest above,
And celebrate His constant care,
And sympathetic love.

Though raised to a superior throne,
Where angels bow around,
And high o’er all the shining train,
With matchless honors crowned;

The names of all His saints He bears
Deep graven on His heart;
Nor shall the meanest Christian say,
That he hath lost his part.

Those characters shall fair abide
Our everlasting trust,
When gems, and monuments, and crowns,
Are moldered down to dust.

So, gracious Savior, on my breast,
May Thy dear name be worn,
A sacred ornament and guard,
To endless ages borne.