He is able…to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
Words: Baptist W. Noel, A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted Chiefly for Congregational and Social Worship (London: B. W. Gardiner, 1853), number 282, alt. (except the refrain, which is from the same source as the music, given below).
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Jesus the Lord of glory died,
That we might never die;
And now He reigns supreme to guide
His people to the sky.
Jesus, the Savior, on Calvary’s tree,
Died that we might never die;
And now He is pleading that we might see
That beautiful home on high.
Weak tho’ we are, He still is near,
To lead, console, defend;
In all our sorrow, sin, and fear,
Our all-sufficient friend.
From His high throne in bliss, He deigns
Our every prayer to heed;
Bears with our folly, soothes our pains,
Supplies our every need.
Still, thro’ His intercession spared,
We find Him true and kind;
Though we are as the marble hard,
And changeful as the wind.
From His love’s exhaustless spring,
Joys like a river come;
To make the desert bloom and sing,
O’er which we travel home.
Jesus, there is none like Thee,
Our Savior and our Lord;
Through Heaven and earth exalted be,
Belovèd, obeyed, adored.