This morning at mgpc our song of confession and assurance was Before The Throne Of God Above. (We also sang Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, as well.)
Vikki Cook has composed a compelling musical setting for Charitie Lee Bancroft’s testimony of Christ’s saving and intercessory work. It’s a wonderful corporate confession of saving faith.

The lyrics:
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
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
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 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

Original lyrics by Charitie Lees Bancroft
Music by Vikki Cook
© 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP).

Live recording from YouTube.

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