Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Before the Throne of God Above

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whole 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 a 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
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 Savior and my God

Katie and I left home this morning to visit my Grandma in North Carolina for a few days (pictures to come!). Along the way, this was one of the hymns we listened to. What a beautiful and encouraging reminder of the grace and mercy of God toward sinners like me. How important it is to take time to think on the amazing love of Christ for His elect and live a fruitful life, doing all we do for the praise of the glory of His grace.

Picture from here.

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