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Hymn score of: I need no priest save him who is above - My High Priest (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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I need no priest save him who is above - My High Priest
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

My High Priest.

1. I need no priest save him who is above,
  no altar but the heavenly mercy-seat;
through these there flows to me the pardoning love,
  and thus in holy peace my God I meet. (PDF - Midi)

2. I need no blood but that of Golgotha,
  no sacrifice save that which, on the tree,
was offered once, without defect or flaw,
  and which, unchanged, availeth still for me.

3. I need no vestments save the linen white
  with which my High Priest clothes my filthy soul;
he shares with me his seamless raiment bright,
  and I in him am thus complete and whole.

4. I leave to those who love the gay parade,
  the gold, the purple, and the scarlet dye;
mine be the robe which cannot rend or fade,
  for ever fair in the eternal eye.

5. I need no pardon save of him who says,
  "Neither do I condemn thee, go in peace;"
my Counsellor, Confessor, Guide he is,
  my joy in grief, in bondage my release.

6. Forgiven through him who died and rose on high,
  my conscience from dead works thus purged and clean,
I serve the service of true love and joy,
  and live by faith upon a Christ unseen.

Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 89-90.

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