Christ My Song - 898
The race of God's anointed priests - The royal priesthood (Gerhard Tersteegen/Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The royal priesthood.
(Jeremiah 33,18; Revelation 1,6)
2. Though reason raves, and unbelief
flows on, a mighty flood,
there are, and shall be, till the end,
the hidden priests of God.
3. His chosen souls, their earthly dross
consumed in sacred fire,
to God's own heart their hearts ascend
in flame of deep desire;
4. the incense of their worship fills
his Temple's holiest place;
their song with wonder fills the Heavens,
the glad new song of grace.
Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and others 1, 1899, 1.
Translated from the German Des Herren priesterlich Geschlecht - Königliches Priestertum
of Gerhard Tersteegen.