206. With joy we meditate the grace

1 With joy we meditate the grace
of our High Priest above;
his heart is made of tenderness,
and ever yearns with love.

2 Touched with a sympathy within,
he knows our feeble frame;
he knows what sore temptations mean,
for he has felt the same.

3 But spotless, innocent, and pure
the great Redeemer stood,
while Satan's fiery darts he bore,
and did resist to blood.

4 He, in the days of feeble flesh
poured out his cries and tears;
and in his measure feels afresh
what every member bears.

5 He'll never quench the smoking flax,
but raise it to a flame;
the bruisèd reed he never breaks,
nor scorns the meanest name.

6 Then let our humble faith address
his mercy and his power:
we shall obtain delivering grace
in each distressing hour.

Text Information
First Line: With joy we meditate the grace
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: 86.86
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Ascensión; Comfort; Confession of Faith (11 more...)
Notes: May be sung to BISHOPTHORPE 114
Tune Information
Name: STRACATHRO
Composer: Charles Hutcheson, 1792-1860
Harmonizer: David Evans, 1874-1948
Meter: 86.86
Key: D Major
Copyright: Harmony from "Revised Church Hymnal," 1927 by permission of Oxford University Press



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