Scripture Verse

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4


John Cennick (1718–1755)
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: John Cen­nick, Sac­red Hymns for the Child­ren of God in the Days of Their Pil­grim­age 1743.

Music: Em­mons ar­ranged from an in­stru­men­tal march by Fried­rich Burg­müll­er (1806–1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)


Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb,
I love to hear of Thee;
No music like Thy charming name,
Is half so sweet to me,
Is half so sweet to me.

O let me ever hear Thy voice
In mercy to me speak!
And in my Priest, will I rejoice,
My great Melchizedek,
My great Melchizedek.

My Jesus shall be still my theme,
While in this world I stay;
I’ll sing my Jesus’ lovely name
When all things else decay,
When all things else decay.

When I appear in yonder cloud,
With all Thy favored throng,
Then I will sing more sweet, more loud,
And Christ shall be my song,
And Christ shall be my song.