Worship Through Song: Before The Throne of God Above

The lyrics for today's beautiful hymn were penned in 1863 by Charitie de Cheney Lees Smith Bancroft.  The original title of the hymn was The Advocate (source-Wikipedia).  

Before the Throne of God Above

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high Priest whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.

Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace,
One in Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood,
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my Savior and my God!

(source- Cyberhymnal.org)

Check out this YouTube video of the song posted by Bellevue Baptist Church:  Click here: video


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