Scripture Verse

We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:10


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, Book 2, 1707–09, num­ber 12. Christ is the sub­stance of the Le­vi­ti­cal priest­hood.

Music: Ar­me­nia Syl­va­nus B. Pond, in The Mu­sic­al Mis­cel­la­ny, ed­it­ed by Tho­mas Hast­ings & Ez­ra Col­lier (New York: 1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pond (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The true Mes­si­ah now ap­pears,
The types are all with­drawn:
So fly the sha­dows and the stars
Before the ris­ing dawn.

No smok­ing sweets, nor bleed­ing lambs,
Nor kid, nor bull­ock slain;
Incense and spice of cost­ly names,
Would all be burnt in vain.

Aaron must lay his robes away,
His mi­ter and his vest,
When God Him­self comes down to be
The of­fer­ing and the priest.

He took our mor­tal flesh to show
The won­ders of His love;
For us He paid His life be­low,
And prays for us above.

Fa­ther, He cries, for­give their sins,
For I My­self have died
And then He shows His op­ened veins
And pleads His wound­ed side.