Where high the heavenly temple stands (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Where high the heavenly temple stands
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Almsgiving
Lyricist: Michael Bruce

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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Where high the heavenly temple stands,
the house of God not made with hands,
a great High Priest our nature wears,
the guardian of mankind appears.

He who for men their surety stood,
and poured on earth his precious blood,
pursues in heaven his mighty plan,
the Saviour and the Friend of man.

Though now ascended up on high,
he bends on earth a brother’s eye;
partaker of the human name,
he knows the frailty of our frame.

In every pang that rends the heart
the Man of Sorrows had a part;
he sympathizes with our grief,
and to the sufferer sends relief.

With boldness therefore at the throne
let us make all our sorrows known;
and ask the aid of heavenly power
to help us in the evil hour.