Before the throne of God above

1
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea;
A great High Priest, whose Name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
2
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart;
I know that while with God He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.
3
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.
4
Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.
5
Behold Him there, the risen Lamb!
My perfect, spotless Righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace.
6
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.
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Pamela

Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Been humming it in my head all morning after we sang it in church on Sunday. Had to find the lyrics so I can truly worship in singing out loud.


Jovia Rita

Kampala, Uganda

It's amazing how this hymn clearly spells out the grace of God, how can you read these words and still seek after one's own righteousness? His grace started it, His grace will see it to accomplishment!


Jovia Rita

Kampala, Uganda

My name is graven on His hands,

My name is written on His heart;

I know that while with God He stands

No tongue can bid me thence depart. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌


Arnold

This hymn nourishes my soul


Richard Wellman

Camden, Maine, United States

So much truth to meditate on, yet I wonder how much I really grasp that nothing can bid me to be separated from His love and salvation! Wow!


Sandy Ho

New Milford, Connecticut, United States

They don't write lyrics like this today, do they? Though I must admit the modern melody is more moving than the 19th century version. PTL.


June Brown

This beautiful hymn is based on so many scriptural promises it enriches my soul, especially "When Satan tempts me to despair".


Melanie Hannah

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

We long to worship Thee

Because the sinless Saviour died,

My sinful soul is counted free

For God, the Just, is satisfied

To look on Him and Pardon me.


Jax Carroll

Seattle, Washington, United States

This song oh so refreshes me just like a cool crisp watermelon on a blazing day. Golly goodness.


S Wang

New York, United States

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.