The worship team at our church sang this song on Sunday and I was so moved by these powerful words. It’s apparently an old hymn, written by Charitie Lees Smith in 1863, but I had never heard it before – and I know a lot of hymns.
Before the Throne of God Above
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 Saviour 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 Saviour and my God!
What a wonderful affirmation of our faith! To have the privilege of coming to the Throne of God, purchased by the Blood of Jesus and assured of our eternity with Him . . . I am in awe once again.