Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My new favorite hymn

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!

(The musical setting for this was written by Vikki Cook in the 1990s. It has been recorded by many groups, and you can hear it here.)

(Lyrics written by Charitie Lees (Smith) Bancroft, when she was about 21 years old, in 1863 in Ireland. Good article about it here.)

1 comment:

Kimi said...

So Wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)