#320 The Priesthood of Our Lord (Men)

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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. 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. 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, 1929-1993. (c) 1985 IRI

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: John Craven

Music By: John Craven

John Craven (born 1929) is an English Latter-day Saint hymnwriter. He is the author and composer of the hymn “The Priesthood of Our Lord”.

Craven was raised as a Baptist but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been a faculty member at Dudley College.