BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE

Charitie L. Bancroft, William B. Bradbury

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
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 to all my sin

 

** Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

 

Behold Him there the Risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I am
King of glory and of grace

 

*** One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Saviour and my God
With Christ my Saviour and my God