The Priesthood of Our Lord



  1. 1. Brethren, pow’r by earthly standards

    Comes by rank or wealth or sword;

    But the pow’r above all others

    Is the priesthood of our Lord.

  2. 2. It is ours, the total armor—

    Priesthood held by Christ, our Lord—

    If, as brethren, we are worthy

    Of the Spirit’s whispered word.

  3. 3. Let us venture forth in freedom

    With the priesthood as our guide—

    Deacons, teachers, priests, and elders,

    Seeking virtue side by side.

Text and music: John Craven, b. 1929. © 1985 IRI