More Favorite Hymns - Before the Throne of God Above
As I mentioned, I had never even heard of this hymn before and the words are wonderful. They speak of the greatness of the work of Jesus and the exchange of my sin for His righteousness. The tune listed for the hymn is "Sweet Hour" by William Bradbury. As you might have guessed, this is the tune from the more familiar "Sweet Hour of Prayer" in case you do want to sing this.
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,
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!