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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William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

My life is hid with Christ!


Joseph Mureithi Gichu

Mombasa, Kenya

Sang it with Joseph Prince. Beautiful praise.


George Hunter

Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

My favourite hymn, just sang it to a lady with dementia.


Helen

Longmeadow, MA, United States

Pastor Prince sang this hymn in his message this morning and then he had the congregation to join in,- truly blessed.


Samuel Yu

Austin, Texas, United States

"I have a strong, a perfect plea;

A great High Priest, whose Name is Love, Who ever lives and pleads for me."


Rosealyn Findlay

West Vancouver, BC, Canada

This sung by the Penny Merchants is beautiful.


Catherine Harrington

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like the words, too. But the melody is beautiful and haunting.


Leon

Oldbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Lovely song. Thank You Father, Jesus xxxxx


Mark Scanlan

Lancaster, MA, United States

In the third verse, despair is mentioned as a device used by the enemy to use our own personal doubts and fears to feel weak and hopeless. I treasure these words because they remind me there is no despair with the risen Jesus. He can and does wipe away the darkness within me.


Craig Ewoldt

Gresham, Oregon, United States

There is another tune; a modern setting by Vikki Cook. It is published in several hymnals. I would guess that many folks think this is a new hymn.