"Jesus My Great High Priest” by Issac Watts
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Jesus My Great High Priest”

"Jesus My Great High Priest” by Issac WattsIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Jesus My Great High Priest

by Issac Watts (1709)

Jesus, my great High Priest,
Offered His blood and died;
My guilty conscience seeks
No sacrifice beside.
His pow’rful blood did once atone,
And now it pleads before the throne."Jesus My Great High Priest” by Issac Watts

To this dear Surety’s hand,
Will I commit my cause;
He answers and fulfills
His Father’s broken laws.
Behold my soul at freedom set;
My Surety paid the dreadful debt.

My Advocate appears
For my defense on high;
The Father bows His ears
And lays His thunder by.
Not all that hell or sin can say
Shall turn His heart, His love, away.

Should all the hosts of death
And pow’rs of hell unknown
Put their most dreadful forms
Of rage and mischief on,
I shall be safe, for Christ displays
His conqu’ring pow’r and guardian grace.

I could not find this hymn with words but you can hear the tune in the video below.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

  • What a great post. Love this. I hope you’ll come over and link at the Fabulous Easter Party.
    The party is over here: http://ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com/
    Happy Easter

  • Bettie G

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn–I had not heard this one. The words were so peaceful and true, but then the music was such a soul-balm. Blessings to you!

  • Thank you for sharing Watts!

  • I love it. I love to sing even though my voice is not so good. I can’t wait to get to get to heaven and sing my heart out.

  • Karen Del Tatto

    I had never heard this hymn before.

    Thank you so much for sharing this feature. The lyrics of the old hymns are so edifying.

  • I love your sharing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. I also haven’t heard this one, and enjoyed reading the lyrics. Have a blessed Easter.

  • Jann Olson

    Perfect choice of hymns for this Easter weekend! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  • Marci Vaughn

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  • Kileen

    Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.