Lord our God
Already through priests and prophets of old
promised good things to come,
but sacrifices offered yearly could not bring those good things.
However now, through the offering of Christ’s body,
salvation has come,
bringing sanctification once for all.
We marvel: one sacrifice, one offering, made perfect for alt time
those who are made holy.
So, Father God, we now enter confidently into the sanctuary,
not because of what we have done, but through the blood of Jesus.
Now we take courage to approach you with a true heart
in full assurance of faith,
for you promised and you are faithful.
As brothers and sisters, we will help each other to love and good works,
and so we don’t leave one another in the lurch.
In hope we stick together as we see the Day of your coming approaching,
so we can also face sufferings and enemies together.
As we journey arm in arm, we will not shrink back and become lost,
but together we will persevere in faith and we will be saved.