Before the Throne of God Above

Apr 15, 2020

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 heav'n 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 to 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 with 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.

 

by Charite L. de Chenez, 1841-1923

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