Scripture Verse

We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

Introduction

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Roswell F. Cottrell
1814–1892

Words: Ros­well F. Cot­trell, in Hymns for Use in Di­vine Wor­ship (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: Re­view & Her­ald, 1886).

Music: Mait­land George N. All­en, in The So­cial and Sab­bath Hymn Book, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George N. Allen
1812–1877

Lyrics

The wonders of redeeming love
Our highest thoughts exceed;
The Son of God comes from above
For sinful man to bleed.

He gives Himself, His life, His all,
A sinless sacrifice,
For man He drains the cup of gall,
For man the Victim dies.

And now before His Fa­ther’s face
His precious blood He pleads;
For those who seek the throne of grace,
His love still intercedes.

He knows the frailties of our frame,
For He has borne our grief;
Our great high priest once felt the same,
And He can send relief.

His love will not be satisfied,
Till He in glo­ry sees
The faithful ones for whom He died
From sin for­ev­er free.