I heard this amazing song today, for the first time. Early on, over the past three years, I lamented over the error I learned for years from the pulpits of well-meaning men and women of God. These days, and today especially, I’m just thankful the Lord has brought me to the truth as echoed in the following…

Before the Throne of God Above

Written by Charitie L. Bancroft (Smith)

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!

Scripture References

Hebrews 4:16, 1 John 2:1, Isaiah 49:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:1, Ephesians 1:4-8, Colossians 3:3, Ephesians 2:4-6

© Vanessa A. Harris and The Legacy of Faith, 2013.

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