Rejoice in God’s gift of hymnody, recorded at Concordia University in Seward, NE during the 2015 Higher Things youth conferences.
1 The infant Priest was holy born
For us unholy and forlorn;
From fleshly temple forth came He,
Anointed from eternity.
2 This great High Priest in human flesh
Was icon of God’s righteousness.
His hallowed touch brought sanctity;
His hand removed impurity.
3 The holy Lamb undaunted came
To God’s own altar lit with flame;
While weeping angels hid their eyes,
This Priest became a sacrifice.
4 But death would not the victor be
Of Him who hung upon the tree.
He leads us to the Holy Place
Within the veil, before God’s face.
5 The veil is torn, our Priest we see,
As at the rail on bended knee
Our hungry mouths from Him receive
The bread of immortality.
6 The body of God’s Lamb we eat,
A priestly food and priestly meat;
On sin-parched lips the chalice pours
His quenching blood that life restores.
7 With cherubim and seraphim
Our voices join the endless hymn,
And “Holy, holy, holy” sing
To Christ, God’s Lamb, our Priest and King.
Title: The Infant Priest Was Holy Born (Lutheran Service Book #624)
Author: Chad L. Bird, b. 1970
Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-28; John 1:29; John 6:51-58
Copyright: © 1997, 2003, Chad L. Bird. Permission granted to Higher Things for its use.
Tune Name: ROCKINGHAM OLD
Adapter: Edward Miller, 1731-1807
Source: Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, London, 1778
Media produced by Christopher R. Gillespie (http://dizzysound.net) with video recording by Calvin Video Productions.
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