Songs and Scriptures: Before the Throne of God Above

Before The Throne Of God Above

Text: Charitie Lees Bancroft  Music: Vikki Cook

© 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

“This song is a classic. The church could be singing this a hundred years from now.” Bob Kauflin (http://www.worshipmatters.com/2007/11/06/before-the-throne-of-god-above-music-by-vikki-cook/)

Verse 1

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

Hebrews 7:23-25

23 The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, 24 but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

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

Hebrews 4:15-16

15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Verse 2

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

Hebrews 12:1-3

1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Because the sinless Savior 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

Galatians 5:1

1It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

1 Peter 2:24

24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Romans 8:1-4

1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Verse 3

Behold Him there the Risen Lamb My perfect spotless Righteousness

The great unchangeable I Am The King of Glory and of grace

1 Peter 1:17-19

17 If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

Psalm 24:7-10

7 Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! 8 Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory.Selah.

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

With Christ my Savior and my God

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

Colossians 3:1-4

1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

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