Friday, May 18, 2012

Before the Throne of God

Here's a great hymn, recently re-released by folks like Sonicflood and Shane and Shane, But I was reminded of it in a blog by my friend Kendall Holley over at BroadAcres Baptist in Shreveport.

Just wanted to share it today. This is what hymn writing should look like!

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!

Words: Charitie L. Bancroft, 1863.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, was that re-released? I thought it was new!(ish) I love that hymn, too, I always get choked up when I sing it.


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