before the throne of god above

"Before The Throne Of God Above" was written in 1863 by Charitie Lees Bancroft. The hymn was rarely seen in hymnals before 1997 when Vikki Cook wrote a new melody and musical arrangement for the hymn.

The version most used today was written by Vikki Cook and is still under Copyright.

 

Chords can be found HERE

Lyrics:

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.

 

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.

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 Saviour died,

my sinful soul is counted free;

For God, the Just, is satisfied

to look on him and pardon me.

to look on him and pardon me.

 

Behold him there! the risen Lamb,

my perfect, spotless Righteousnes                   

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 Saviour and my God

with Christ, my Saviour and my God

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