Before the throne of God above, I have a strong, a perfect pleaAuthor: Charitie Lees Bancroft
Tune: BEFORE THE THRONE
Published in 37 hymnals
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1 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 heaven he stands
no tongue can bid me thence depart,
no tongue can bid me thence depart.
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.
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.
3 Behold him there! the risen Lamb,
my perfect, spotless righteousness;
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 Savior and my God,
with Christ my Savior and my God.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #682
|First Line:||Before the throne of God above, I have a strong, a perfect plea|
|Author:||Charitie Lees Bancroft|
|Refrain First Line:||Within the vale with Jesus|
Before the throne of God above. The Advocate. Dated 1863, and given in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1806, Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (10)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #448||Before the throne of God above||Before the Throne of God Above||Vikki Cook; Charitie Lees Bancroft||Vikki Cook; Charitie Lees Bancroft||188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8||BEFORE THE THRONE||D Major||English||2008|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #594||Before the throne of God above||Before the Throne of God Above||Vikki Cook; Charitie Lees Bancroft||Vikki Cook; Charitie Lees Bancroft||220.127.116.11||BEFORE THE THRONE||D Major||2010|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #466||Before the throne of God above||Charitie L. De Chenez (1841-1923)||Vikki Cook||1 Peter 1:18-19; 2 Peter 3:5; Colossians 3:3; Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 7:25; Isaiah 49:16; John 8:58; Romans 6:8-9; Romans 8:1-2||BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE||D Major||English||2005|
|Complete Mission Praise #975||Before the throne of God above||18.104.22.168||2000|
|Contemporary Songs for Worship #28||Before the throne of God above||Before the Throne of God Above||Charitie L. Bancroft, 1841-1892||Vikki Cook||[Before the throne of God above]||A Major||English||2008|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #453||Before the throne of God above||Charitie L. de Chenez (1841-1923)||BRESLAU||G Major or modal||1987|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #682||Before the throne of God above||Before the Throne of God Above||Charitie Lees DeCheney Bancroft, 1841-1923||Vikki Cook||Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 7:9-17; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 10:11-18; 1 John 2:1-2||BEFORE THE THRONE||D Major||2013|
|Lutheran Service Book #574||Before the throne of God above||Before the Throne of God Above||Charitie L. de Chenez, 1841-1923||Vernon Griffiths, 1894-1985||22.214.171.124||Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 7:9-14||DUNEDIN||F Major or modal||English||2006|
|Rejoice Hymns #599||Before the throne of God above||Before the Throne of God Above||Charitie Lees Bancroft, 1841-1923||Vikki Cook, 1960-||126.96.36.199 D||Hebrews 4:14||BEFORE THE THRONE||D Major||English||2011|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #169||Before the throne of God above||188.8.131.52||1999|