O God, you sent us Jesus Christ
who offered up a sacrifice;
that sacrifice he came to give
was his own life– that we might live.
Your people used to gladly tell
of great high priests who served you well:
Melchizadek and Aaron, too,
were known for gladly serving you.
Yet Christ our Lord was greater still;
in every way he sought your will.
He knew your way and heard your call
to give his life, a gift for all.
Christ saw the trouble we were in
and came to save us from our sin.
With tears and cries, he offered prayer,
then died for people everywhere.
He gave his life to save the rest,
and through his gift we’ve all been blessed.
May we, who see what he has done,
now live to serve your risen Son.
CANONBURY LM (“Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”)
Biblical Reference: Hebrews 5:5-10
Tune: Robert Schumann, 1839.
Text: Copyright © 2015 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.